UN Plane Crashes In DR Congo, Injures Five


Five people were injured when a small plane operated by the UN’s humanitarian air service overturned on the runway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday.

The accident happened during take off on a remote runway in Kamonia, in central Kasai region, according to statement from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which runs the UN air service, UNHAS.

“The two crew members and three passengers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local medical facility,” it added. The cause of the accident is being investigated.The WFP said the group was made up of two Ugandan crew and a French, Chadian and Congolese national, all of whom were not WFP employees.

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