Plane crash in Congo, at least 27 dead

Plane crash in Congo, at least 27 dead
The 19-seat plane was operated by the private carrier Busy Bee
Published: 25 November 2019 - 8 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
A plane that was carrying 17 passengers crashed on Sunday killing at least 27 people, including people on the ground in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, reports suggested.

According to the New York Times, two people were rescued, including one crew member, before the plane exploded.

The 19-seat plane was operated by the private carrier Busy Bee. The plane was flying to the city of Beni when it crashed into residential homes near Goma’s airport.

Reports also suggested that the plane had taken off at 9.10 am.

Congo’s aviation industry doesn’t have a good record, with plane crashes frequently occurring due to poor maintenance and lax safety standards, according to New York Times.

In fact, all Congolese commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are banned from operating in the European Union.


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