Nov. 6: A Tanzanian passenger plane has crashed into Lake Victoria next to the north-western town of Bukoba.
According to local media reports, more than 20 of the 49 passengers have been rescued. Rescue workers and local fishermen are on the scene searching for survivors.
One end of the runway at Bukoba airport lies next to the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake.
The Precision Air flight was going from Tanzania’s biggest city, Das es Salaam, to Bukoba when it encountered a storm and heavy rains. Precision Air is Tanzania’s largest privately owned airline.