A plane has crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania while attempting to land at an airport in Bukoba, according to reports.

The state-owned Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) reported on Sunday that 15 people had been rescued so far but it was unknown how many passengers were onboard the Precision Air flight or whether there were any fatalities.

The plane had departed from the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, and “fell in Lake Victoria this morning due to storm and heavy rains”, TBC reported.

Bukoba airport is on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake.

Rescue boats had been deployed and emergency workers were continuing to rescue other passengers trapped in the plane, TBC added.

Precision Air is Tanzania’s largest privately owned airline.

More details soon …



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