Tanzania Safari plane crash kills eleven, pilot body still missing

As per the reports from Coastal Aviation Aircraft’s owners, eleven people lost their lives after a plane belonging to Safari Company crashed in northern Tanzania.

The company issued a statement and published on its website and expressed their deep condolences to the family members of the deceased and posted: “We are deeply saddened to report that eleven people have died after a single-plane accident this morning in Northern Tanzania”.

Coastal Aviation conducts flying safaris in East Africa and the crashed plane, Cessna Caravan had a pilot and 10 passengers when the incident took place in Empakaai crater area. The names of the deceased passengers and crew were being withheld to inform their families.

Julian Edmunds, Managing Director of Coastal Aviation said that they are in shock and the condition is devastating.

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Generic image of an aeroplane. Photo courtesy of arztsamui/Freedigitalphotos.net.

He added: “I fly our planes regularly. I have the utmost faith in our crew and our equipment. On behalf of the entire team at Coastal, we will be doing everything we can to assist the pending investigation”.

The company reported that Tanzania plane crash occurred at 11:00 am and they faced difficulties in accessing the remote site.

One of the officials at the nearby Serengeti National Park told that all the bodies of the passengers were recovered and are searching for the pilot’s body.

He said that there were some foreigners among the deceased and also Tanzanians who were working in the tourism industry.

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