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Plane crash in DR Congo kills at least 20

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Plane crash in DR Congo kills at least 20


A plane crash in western Democratic republic of Congo has killed at least 20 people. There are reports that one person survived but is in a critical condition in hospital.

The plane is thought to have got into difficulties while trying to land at the airstrip near the town of Bandundu.

One eyewitness said: “ We saw the plane losing fuel over our heads and suddenly it broke at the neck near the cockpit and fell on this house, killing two children who were inside.”

The aircraft was operated by Filair, an airline based in Kinshasa. The owner was piloting the plane and died in the crash.

Filair, like all airlines registered in DR Congo, is on the European Union’s “no-fly” list because of the country’s poor air safety record.

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