Crash of an ATR42-500 off Bukoba: 19 killed
Date & Time: Nov 6, 2022 at 0853 LT
Dar es-Salaam – Bukoba
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Pax on board:
On final approach to Bukoba Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to heavy rain falls. In circumstances that need to be clarified, the airplane descended too low, impacted the water surface and crashed into Lake Victoria, about 100 metres short of runway 31. Fishermen with several boats were quickly on the scene and were able to evacuate 24 people. Unfortunately, 19 others including both pilots were killed. The aircraft sank by a depth about 3-4 metres.