Tourist vehicle in Dar es Salaam in freak accident with light military aircraft


(eTN) Information was received late yesterday from Dar es Salaam that an overland tour truck carrying over 20 passengers mainly from Holland and Kenya was hit by a light trainer military aircraft, which attempted an emergency landing on a road after developing problems mid-air.

The light aircraft was apparently on a training mission for the Tanzanian armed forces and said to be in good condition at the time of take off. An air accident investigation is now underway to determine what caused the unspecified problems in flight and if technical failures or human errors led to the tragedy, which cost the lives of the two occupants of the plane.

On landing, according the sketchy reports, it seems to have hit the truck with one wing, causing it to spin and overturn. None of the tourists were injured, as they were all out of the truck on a break.