plane crash in the congo

A plane carrying 17 passengers crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma located east in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the Governor of the North-Kivu province via a press release.

The air plane was operated by local company Busy Bee and crashed soon after takeoff. The number of victims was not yet established. Busy Bee representatives were unavailable for comment.

Plane accidents are relatively common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo because the very permissive security standards. All air companies in the country, including Busy Bee, are not allowed to fly in the European Union and U.S.A air space.

This new crash comes after a plane that took off from the same airport in October of this year crashed after only one hour. All 8 passengers aboard the plane died.

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