Precision Air Commence Compensation Process

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Precision Air CEO Patrick Mwanri PHOTO/Courtesy

Precision Air Tanzania has kicked off the process of compensating families of victims involved in the plane crash last week.

The plane carrying 43 passengers crashed into Lake Victoria on Sunday, November 6 as it was approaching the lakeside city of Bukoba killing 19 people.

In an update on Monda, November 14, the airline CEO Patrick Mwanri said the airline is in touch with relatives of the deceased as they prepare for the required documents.

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“We have started following the due procedures. We have already communicated with those who are involved so that they can know what is needed from them,” Mwanri said in a presser.

As earlier reported on WoK, the airline may have to pay at least $129,000 (KSh 15.7 million) for each life lost in the plane crash.

The aforementioned amount of money is the least that relatives of people killed in the crash can demand if they follow the right compensation procedure.

According to the chairman of the Association of Tanzania Insurers, Khamis Suleiman, relatives of the plane crash victims are entitled to the payment if Tanzania is a signatory of Warsaw Convention.

The same is also applicable if the airline, in this case Precision Air, turns out that it was not negligent.

Suleiman also explained that the amount of money could increase if the victims’ families go to court and demand higher compensation.

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“You are talking of an incident where there were some young professionals who had just been employed. Their relatives would be free to request payment in line with their specified reason and damage as may be verified by a competent authority,” he explained

The survivors of the crash who sustained injuries are also free to claim some compensation if so they wish to.

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