The name of this fisherman is Majliwa Jackson. He was officially declared a ‘hero’ and awarded one million Tanzanian shillings ($430; £370). Saluting his spirit, the government also offered him a job in the Fire Brigade Rescue Team.
Plane crash in Tanzania.
Everything was going well. We were about to land on the plane. We were all packing our things. Then suddenly the weather got worse. We were all very scared. Then instead of landing, the plane left for the lake and after that it crashed there. Before this, everyone’s eyes were closed. We don’t care about anything, don’t know how she survived… Here’s a woman who was present in the same plane that crashed. There is another story in this accident which is being discussed everywhere today. Let me tell you first In this horrific accident, 19 people died but 26 people were saved. But you will be surprised to know here that a fisherman put his life at stake but he definitely saved the lives of some people.
At the time when this accident happened, there was no one far and wide but a fisherman was sitting near the lake. He saw a plane coming fast towards the lake. He suspected that something wrong was about to happen. Within moments, the plane crashed into the lake. First of all he reached near the plane and started saving the lives of the people. he told how He was doing rescue to save both the pilots trapped in the cockpit and almost reached near death. He felt that now he would not be able to survive.
The Tanzanian government gave the title of Hero
The name of this fisherman who came to save the people is Majliwa Jackson. He was officially declared a ‘hero’ and awarded one million Tanzanian shillings ($430; £370). Saluting his spirit, the government also offered him a job in the Fire Brigade Rescue Team. But before that, he spoke to the BBC while lying on his hospital bed in the lakeside city of Bukoba. Jackson said he panicked because he saw the passenger plane coming from the wrong direction before falling into the lake.
Talk to the pilot by entering the water
He reached the spot along with his three fellow fishermen and helped in evacuating the people by breaking the back door. Due to this, the passengers sitting on the back side of the plane were able to leave immediately and their lives were saved. They told, ‘ I then moved forward and started trying to save the people but that part was submerged in water. Then I immediately dived into the water and conversed with one of the pilots in gestures from the cockpit window. They were asking me to break the window screen. Jackson told that I got out of the water and by then some people of airport security were there, I told them that you have some device that can break the screen.
Jackson had fallen unconscious there.
Jackson said, “They gave me an ax but I was stopped by a person from going down and breaking the screen. They said they were already in communication with the pilots and there was no water leak in the cockpit. After they were stopped, he dived back but by then the pilot had lost his life. But then he wanted someone to break the screen so that he could get out. The hero of the country told that the pilot pointed me towards the emergency door of the cockpit. I swam back and took a rope and tied it to the door and we tried to pull it from other boats but the rope broke and hit my face and I fainted. I do not remember anything further, I was directly in the hospital when I came to my senses.
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