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UN plane crashes in DR Congo

A United Nations plane has crashed at Kinshasa airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 32 of 33 people on board, the UN says.

The CRJ-100 jet broke in two and burst into flames as it attempted to land in heavy rain.

It had reportedly flown from Goma via Kisangani in the north-east.

Twenty UN workers were listed as being on the plane, which had a Georgian crew and both Congolese and foreign nationals aboard.

  • 05 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa
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