The government of Zanzibar said it is following up on the plane crash in the Comoros as authorities conduct a search and rescue operation.
Zanzibar’s Second Vice President, Hemed Suleiman Abdulla visited the family of Adil Sultan Khamis, one of the pilots in the ill-fated plane, to assure them of the government’s efforts in getting information on the crash.
TOS NEWS had reported that the plane’s owner on Monday said a search mission by rescuers in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros was ongoing for 14 passengers and crew on a Tanzania-registered light aircraft which crashed over the weekend.
The Cessna Caravan plane, which was on a short-term lease to a Comoran operator, plunged into the sea on Saturday as it flew between the capital Moroni and the city of Fomboni, local media reported.
12 Comoran passengers and two Tanzanian pilots are those aboard the missing plane, Tanzanian media reported.
Bad weather is suspected to have caused the crash, as there had been no reports of any technical faults during the flight.