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Today In History: Plane crash bodies recovered

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Added 26th October 2020 07:44 AM

The plane had tried to land at Entebbe Airport from Kilimanjaro and crashed into Lake Victoria.

Today In History: Plane crash bodies recovered

The Police and rescue workers carry away one of the three bodies retrieved from the lake on October 26, 2000

The plane had tried to land at Entebbe Airport from Kilimanjaro and crashed into Lake Victoria.

Today In History (October 26, 2000)

Three bodies, one of them of a woman, were retrieved from the spot were a plane crashed. The plane was a Cessna 210 belonging to the Kampala Aero Club Flight Training Centre (KAFTC) at Kajjansi near Kampala. It had tried to land at Entebbe International Airport from Kilimanjaro and crashed into Lake Victoria on October 23, 2000 near Lido Beach, killing all its five occupants.

A helicopter flies over the vast Lake Victoria waters backed by aviation boats in search of survivors on October 24, 2000

According to an official at the Germany Embassy, all the occupants, including the pilot, were German nationals. The bodies were recovered by divers, about 40 feet at the bottom of the lake and 3kms off Liddo Beach near Entebbe, and were transported to Mulago Hospital for a postmortem.

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