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Five killed in DRC plane crash

  • At least five people were killed in a plane crash in Goma, the main city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday.

    The plane came down in the city center shortly before it was due to land amidst heavy rainfall at Goma airport.

    The aircraft, a Fokker 50 owned by local firm CAA, was flying in from the central mining town of Lodja.

    The DRC has a poor air safety record with its airlines banned by the European Union from flying into EU airspace.

    Two years ago, 74 people died in a crash at an airport in the central city of Kisangani.

    While last year, President Joseph Kabila's personal adviser, Augustin Katumba, was killed in a crash in Bukavu city.

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