Plane crash kills 23 in DR Congo

Plane crash kills 23 in DR Congo

- A plane crash that took place in DR Congo on Sunday, November 24, has killed about 23 persons

- Rescue official of Goma city where the crash occurred said that the chance of getting a survivor from the tragedy is very low

- The small plane crashed into the densely populated city which is not far from the Busy Bee Airport

Rescue officials have revealed that a plane that crashed into a residential area in the Goma city of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, November 24, have claimed the lives of a significant number of persons.

Precisely, the rescue coordinator of the city, Joseph Makundi, revealed that up to 23 bodies have been recovered from the wreck caused by the crash.

Moreover, Richard Mangolopa, a Goma airport official there is no expectation on survivors from the crash.

The aircraft was headed for Beni, but crashed into the densely populated city which is not far from the airport, CNN reports.

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Plane crash kills 23 in DR Congo

The plane crashed into a residential area near the airport in the east of DR Congo (Photo credit: Aljazeera)
Source: UGC

Plane crash kills 23 in DR Congo

According to Busy Bee airline staff, Heritier Said Mamadou, the plane took off around 9-9.10 am (Photo credit: CNN)
Source: UGC

Added t this, Busy Bee airline staff member Heritier Said Mamadou, said: “There were 17 passengers on board and two crew members. It took off around 9-9.10 am (0700 GMT)."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo paid his final respects to late Captain Tunde Richard Edorhe who worked as first class pilot on the Nigerian presidential air fleet for 19 years.

In his lifetime, Edorhe flew four Nigerians presidents and vice presidents (with Osinbajo inclusive) right from 2000.

The vice president, who visited the bereaved family on Sunday, November 24, expressed his regrets over the late captains demise on behalf of the presidency and the federal government.

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