Stewarts have partnered once again with Tanzanian law firm Jundu & Adadi Co. Advocates to assist passengers and the families of loved ones killed in the crash of Precision Air Flight PW-494.

On 6 November 2022 an ATR 42-500 aircraft operated by Precision Air was performing flight PW-494 from Dar es Salaam to Bukoba, Tanzania when it overshot Bukoba’s runway 13, coming to rest partially submerged in Lake Victoria. Nineteen passengers and crew died and twenty-four suffered varying degrees of injuries.

Over the last 16 years, our Aviation team has recovered more than US$500 million for bereaved families and injured survivors of aviation accidents worldwide. In that time, we have represented families following nearly every major African aviation accident.

Our experience includes both large accidents including:

  • Kenya Airways Flight KQ507, Cameroon, 2007
  • Sudan Airways Flight 109, Sudan, 2008
  • Afriqiyah Airways 8U771, Libya, 2010
  • Ethiopian Airlines ET302, Ethiopia, 2019

And smaller ones including:

  • Nyika Safari, Malawi, 2007
  • Air Serv International, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2008
  • Aero Service, Republic of Congo, 2010

Most recently, our Aviation team worked with local Tanzanian law firm Jundu & Adadi Co. Advocates to represent families following the crash of Coastal Aviation in November 2017.

In the Coastal Aviation case we were able to achieve settlements for our client families on the basis of historical English legal principles for the calculation of compensation. which had never previously been applied in Tanzania or East Africa. In the process we achieved record breaking settlements for our clients under Tanzanian law.

Part of our ability to achieve those settlements came from the fact that the Coastal Aviation aircraft was reinsured into Lloyds of London. In the same manner, Precision Air is also reinsured through Marsh (as brokers) into Lloyds of London.

We believe that we can similarly help families who have lost loved ones and injured passengers in this accident.

We have prepared a briefing note free of charge setting out next steps, the potential causes of the accident, and passengers’ and families of loved ones’ rights. Please feel free to download the free briefing here.

If you would like a copy of the latest preliminary report from the Tanzanian Air Accident Investigation Branch, please contact us and we would be happy to pass a copy of the report on.

If you would like further information or would like to discuss how we can help you, please contact Peter Neenan at  / +44 7500 331 343 (call or WhatsApp) or Patrick Malewo at  / +255 787 232 767 (call or WhatsApp).



You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Aviation pages.

If you require assistance from our team, please contact us.



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