Tanzania: Eleven people killed in plane crash

By on November 16, 2017

A light plane belonging to the Coastal Aviation crashed Wednesday near Serengeti National Park, killing 11 people, all passengers including the pilot.
The aircraft left the famous city of Arusha and crashed at Ngorongoro crater at about 8 am local time (11GMT).
While scanty details have been revealed on the circumstances of the crash, the company offered its condolences adding that search parties were sent on the scene.
The company refused to disclose the identities of the tourists until their families have been notified.
This is the second time the aircraft has crashed into the national park. Last month, another aircraft nosedived in Serengeti, injuring five passengers, local media Daily News reports.
Tanzania is a renowned tourist destination in Africa for its safaris and beautiful landscape and fauna.
Arusha, located in the Northeast of the country is site of Mount Meru Africa’s 5th highest mountain. It is also known as the gateway to the popular Northern Safari Circuit.

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