An inquest has opened into the death of a father-of-three from Woodbridge who was killed during after a plane crash in Tanzania last year.

 Jonathan Rose was one of 43 people on board the Precision Air flight which crashed into Lake Victoria on November 6 last year.

This was a domestic flight which took off from Dar es Salaam around 6am East Africa Time, and should have scheduled to land in Bukoba at 8.30am.

However, at around 8.50am the plane crashed into Lake Victoria, Tanzania’s largest lake.

A total of 19 people lost their lives, including both pilots. 

Among them, was 46-year-old Mr Rose, a married father of three and the only British national on board the flight. 

On Tuesday, November 14, a pre-inquest review hearing was heard at Ipswich Coroner’s Court by presiding coroner Darren Stewart.

Also present in court were legal representatives for Mr Rose’s family. The court heard that a final report from the Tanzanian authorities was in the process of being written, but that this was expected “soon”.

Mr Rose's cause of death has not yet been established.

Mr Stewart said that he believed it would not be necessary for a jury to be called to sit on Mr Rose’s inquest. However, expert witnesses may be called to help explain the technical difficulties the plane encountered.

Another pre-inquest review hearing will take place in six months’ time, when it is hoped the report from the Tanzanian authorities will be complete.