At least 23 killed in plane crash in Goma in DRCongo

Small plane crashed in the residential area of the Gomas airport shortly after it was relieved. A plane with 20 people on board crashed Sunday in a densely po

At least 23 killed in plane crash in Goma in DRCongo

Small plane crashed in the residential area of the Gomas airport shortly after it was relieved.

A plane with 20 people on board crashed Sunday in a densely populated area of Goma in DRCongo. It says eyewitnesses to the crash and local officials.

- found 23 dead in the crashed plane, notify the emergency services, according to AFP.

Previously 18 reported killed in the crash.

the Plane crashed shortly after to be relieved. The aircraft - a Dornier-228 - was on the way to Beni, which is located 350 kilometers north of Goma.

the Crashing happened in a residential area near Gomas airport.

- There were at least 16 passengers and two crew members on board, said a spokesperson for the authorities, while the airline reported that there were 19 on board. But rescuers have found 23 people in the flyvraget.

An eyewitness, says to Reuters that two people were rescued immediately before the plane exploded.

Dornier-228 aircraft belonged to the relatively new airline Busy Bee.

A spokesperson from the company says that the plane had space for 19 on board.

According to local media, there are dead or injured, who lived in Mapendo-the area where the plane crashed, but there is no confirmed information about it.

the Crash occurs relatively often in the DRCongo, where there are poor safety standards, and where the planes are not maintained properly.

A cargo plane, which took off in the same airport in October crashed after an hour of flight. All eight passengers on board died.

All flights from DRCongo has banned from flying in the EU.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 24 November 2019, 12:00

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