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Plane crashes in Congo, passengers and crew dead

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A small plane on Thursday crashed in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, killing all on board according to reports reaching Salient Times.


The crash took place minutes before landing, the governor of the South Kivu province said on Friday.


The plane carried two passengers, two crew members and cargo.

Reacting, the governor of the South Kivu province, Theo Ngwabidje Kasi, said on Friday: “I have just learned of the crash of an Agefreco Company plane which came from Kalima to Bukavu with four people on board.

“The investigation will determine the cause of the accident.

“I share the pain with the grieving families and present my most saddened condolences.”

Meanwhile, the search for the plane is being conducted with the support of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC.