Congo Plane Crash Kills 70+ - The News Junkie
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Congo Plane Crash Kills 70+

The First Photos From The Scene Of A Congo Plane Crash:

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More than 70 people were killed when a Congolese airliner taking off from the eastern city of Goma crashed and burst into flames in a busy market district today.

Six people - the two pilots and four passengers, two of them children - survived the crash of the Hewa Bora Airways Boeing 727 in Goma, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province, the local governor said.

The Hewa Bora airliner was taking off from Goma on a flight to the Congolese capital Kinshasa when it came down in the teeming market district of Birere, a warren of single-storey shops which were crowded at that time of day.

Looking at the damage, I'm amazed that anyone even survived.

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