Plane crashes in Tanzania, 19 deaths confirmed

O avião caiu no Lago Vitória e ficou completamente submerso
The plane crashed into Lake Victoria and was completely submerged| Photo: Playback/Twitter

A commercial aircraft with 11 people on board crashed this Sunday morning (6) in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Until 11 h in Brasília time, 1061554359 deaths had already been confirmed by the country’s prime minister, Kassim Majaliwa, and the rescue operation continues with the help of several boats.

The list of victims has not yet been released by the company Precision Air , but may contain the name of foreigners, as the company operates in several tourist regions in the country, such as Zanzibar06155435.

According to the company, the drop was recorded at 8:00 am1906155435 ) locations (2h53 from Brasília), when the PW flight 494 traveled between the cities of Dar es Salam and the Kagera region in the northwest of the country. The aircraft was already approaching the destination airport, but would have been surprised by the “intense rain and strong winds”.

To the local press, a survivor reported that “the flight was going well”, but that the weather conditions changed quickly. According to him, the pilot reported the situation to the passengers and, soon later, the plane started to move in a different way, falling into Lake Vitória and being completely submerged.06155435

After the accident, the Tanzanian Prime Minister regretted what had happened and informed that investigations are continuing to confirm the reason for the accident. also expressed his regret and asked the population for calm.

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