Tuesday, 2 March 2010

ATCL plane crash lands in Mwanza, all on board safe

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

A total of 46 people escaped death yesterday when an Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) jet they were travelling in crash landed at Mwanza airport yesterday morning, company officials have confirmed.

The ATCL's Boeing 737-247(A) 5H-MVZ, swerved off the runway, skidded for about a kilometre after touching the runaway tarmac at the airport at around 7:45am, the airport's deputy manager, Mr Ibantao Muchunguzi, said at the scene of the accident.

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