The body of co-pilot Peter Omondi, the first officer, was anticipated to arrive in Nairobi on Tuesday (November 8) night. He was one of two confirmed fatalities after a plane carrying 43 people crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania before landing in Bukoba.
The plane crashed along the shore at the end of the Bukoba airport runway while travelling from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza. It had 43 passengers and crew on board. Out of the 43 persons on board, 24 passengers survived.
Muchuki Mwangi, Peter Omondi’s family spokesman, said that they had the body of their kin and are ready for the repatriation voyage.
“It’s been a difficult day for the family; we’re ready to catch an aircraft to Nairobi as the funeral arrangements begin.” We hope to arrive in Nairobi tonight. “We have had tremendous support from the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments, as well as Precision Air,” he stated.
Ambassador Isaac Njenga also reported that one Kenyan survived the incident and is being treated. Mr Njenga stated that the copilot’s family has recovered the remains and is working on repatriation.
“Everyone has been accounted for, and I can confirm that Kenya lost two of its people in the jet disaster. There is also one Kenyan survivor who is still receiving care.” One of the deceased Kenyans is the first officer and co-pilot, and the other Kenyan is the pilot.
“Everyone has been accounted for, and I can confirm that Kenya lost two of its people in the jet disaster. There is also one Kenyan survivor who is still receiving care.” “One of the Kenyans who died was the first officer and co-pilot, and the other Kenyan was a lady,” he said.
Precision Air was created in 1993 and conducts internal and regional flights as well as private charters to popular tourist sites. It is partly owned by Kenya Airways.
Five years ago, a jet belonging to safari operator Coastal Aviation crashed in northern Tanzania, killing 11 people.
A Kenya Airways flight from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed into a marsh shortly after takeoff in 2007, killing all 114 passengers.
In March 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed into a field southeast of the Ethiopian capital six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.
Another Kenya Airways flight from Abidjan to Nairobi crashed into the Atlantic Ocean minutes after takeoff in 2000, killing 169 people and saving 10.
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