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19 Dead After Plane Crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania amid Adverse Weather Conditions

Rescuers search for survivors after a Precision Air flight that was carrying 43 people plunged into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, Tanzania on November 6, 2022. - Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on November 6, 2022, as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. Rescuers have pulled 26 survivors to safety after the Precision Air plane crashed due to bad weather, 和 43 人们, 包含 39 passengers, aboard flight PW 494 from the financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city, according to regional authorities.

Rescuers search for survivors after a Precision Air flight that was carrying 43 people plunged into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, Tanzania on November 6, 2022. - Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on November 6, 2022, as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. Rescuers have pulled 26 survivors to safety after the Precision Air plane crashed due to bad weather, 和 43 人们, 包含 39 passengers, aboard flight PW 494 from the financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city, according to regional authorities.

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Nineteen people have died after a plane crashed into Lake Victoria during adverse weather conditions, according to multiple reports.

plane crashed Sunday near the lake’s shore as it attempted to land at the Bukoba Airport, BBC News and CNN reported.

Kagera province police commander William Mwampaghale said the aircraft was an estimated 100 meters (328 脚) in the air whenit encountered problems and bad weather” 和 “plunged into the water,” 据美联社报道.

Precision Air said 24 的 43 passengers on Sunday’s commercial flight survived the deadly crash, 根据网点.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa confirmed the death toll on Monday, the AP reported.

At a funeral service for crash victims on Monday, Transport Minister Makame Mbarawa said the plane ran intoa sudden change of weather conditions” 就在之前 8:30 是. 在星期天, 根据美国有线电视新闻网.

The plane encountered heavy rains, strong winds and downdrafts while attempting to land at the airport, Mbarawa explained.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes downdrafts 作为 “a small-scale column of air that rapidly sinks toward the ground,” 根据其网站.

Rescuers search for survivors after a Precision Air flight that was carrying 43 people plunged into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, Tanzania on November 6, 2022. - Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on November 6, 2022, as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. Rescuers have pulled 26 survivors to safety after the Precision Air plane crashed due to bad weather, 和 43 人们, 包含 39 passengers, aboard flight PW 494 from the financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city, according to regional authorities.

Rescuers search for survivors after a Precision Air flight that was carrying 43 people plunged into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, Tanzania on November 6, 2022. - Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on November 6, 2022, as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. Rescuers have pulled 26 survivors to safety after the Precision Air plane crashed due to bad weather, 和 43 人们, 包含 39 passengers, aboard flight PW 494 from the financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city, according to regional authorities.

SITIDE PROTASE/AFP via Getty

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Abdul Nuri told BBC News that he and others witnessed the accident first-hand while waiting for his flight. “We were really shocked,” Nuri explained. “People panicked and some started crying and shouting.

Richard Komba, who was on the plane, told the outlet that there washeavy turbulenceshortly before the crash.

Water then entered the plane and those sitting near the front were covered by it,” Komba revealed. “I was in the back seat and most of us in the back of the plane struggled to get out.

Officials are working to identify the victims and notify their families, Majaliwa said, 每个 CNN. Two pilots are believed to be among the dead, 他加了.

Yesterday is a tragic accident that we believe will never happen again,” he said at Monday’s funeral, 根据报告.

The airport was closed until further notice, according to BBC News.