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World Plane crashes in eastern DR Congo with about 17 passengers on board

12:30  24 november  2019
12:30  24 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo , killing All Congolese commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are banned from operating in the European Union. A cargo plane departing from the same

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in.

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing several people, the provincial governor's office said.

  Plane crashes in eastern DR Congo with about 17 passengers on board © Bing Maps © 2019 Microsoft

The plane, operated by the local company Busy Bee, crashed during takeoff for a flight to the city of Beni, North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita's office said in a statement. The number of fatalities was not yet clear.

Busy Bee was not available for comment.

Air accidents are relatively frequent in Congo because of lax safety standards and poor maintenance. All Congolese commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are banned from operating in the European Union.

A cargo plane departing from the same airport crashed an hour after take-off in October, killing all eight passengers. (Reporting by Fiston Mahamba, Writing by Hereward Holland; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Angus MacSwan)

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