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At least 19 people dead after plane crashes into Lake Victoria

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At least 19 people have died after a plane plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania during bad weather shortly before it was due to land in the north-west city of Bukoba, according to the state-owned Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation.

“There was an accident involving a Precision Air plane which … crashed into water about 100 metres from the airport,” the regional police commander William Mwampaghale told reporters at Bukoba airport.

The regional commissioner, Albert Chalamila, said 43 people – 39 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crew – were onboard flight PW 494 from the financial capital, Dar es Salaam, to the lakeside city in the Kagera region.

“As we speak, we have managed to rescue 26 people who were taken to our referral hospital,” Chalamila said.


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The plane was intact in water, strange that they lost so many. It looks like he crew didn't do his job properly to get them out in order, it's possible that stuff got untangled in the cabin from the impact making escape difficult ?

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