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Breakin News : Plane crash kills 32

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Masanilo, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Masanilo

    Masanilo JF-Expert Member

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    Only one person among 33 passengers and crew survived after a UN plane crashed while attempting to land in poor weather in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday. The accident, in Kinshasa, is one of the worst to involve a UN aircraft. Most of the passengers were UN staff and peacekeepers, although five NGO workers were also on board.

    Alain Le Roy, the head of UN peacekeeping operations, said there had been no immediate information about the sole survivor, who is in hospital in the Congolese capital.The plane, which was travelling from the eastern city of Goma, had missed the runway in N'djili airport in Kinshasa, possibly because of heavy winds, Le Roy said. The Bombardier CRJ-100 jet broke up on impact and caught fire. Television footage showed the aircraft was almost destroyed. A formal investigation into the crash is under way
    While the nationalities of the victims have not been confirmed, the South African government said three of its citizens had died in the accident. The International Rescue Committee, an American aid agency, said its senior reproductive health adviser in Congo, Dr Boubacar Toure, a Guinean, was also among the dead.

    The plane was operated and staffed by Airzena Georgian Airways. The company, which has been flying for the UN in Congo for three years, said its four crew members, all Georgians, had died, and expressed shock at the accident. The UN security council has sent its "deepest condolences" to the families of the victims.With 19,000 troops, the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo is the world's largest, and is reliant on air transport as the road network is inadequate.

    Congo has one of the world's worst aviation safety records, mainly because of the fleet of old and often poorly maintained aircraft that serve the civilian population.

    Congo plane crash kills 32 | World news | guardian.co.uk
  2. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Whaaat, I know few UN guys there.

    Thank Rev. I will contact my guys and see if all are fine.
  3. Tiba

    Tiba JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani hii habari ni ya lini? Wanazungumzia Jumatatu, Jumatatu ipi? Hizi ndege za UN kwa kushika chini huko DRC sasa ni too much!!!!!

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    Kituko JF-Expert Member

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    Habari mbaya sana maana na mim ikesho niko ndani ya madege ya kirusi (TOnov) nikielekea GOMA kutoka Lubumbashi, kweli hayo maeneo ya East DRC yanakuwa na upepo sana hiki kipindi cha kiangazi (Kipwa)
    tuombeane Mungu
  5. Ikumbilo

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    Ni kumwomba Mungu tu katika safari za angani. Jamani, yaani nimeumia sana.
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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    Sijui kama una option ya usafiri ndugu yangu, kama ipo avoid ndege za Kirusi. Ni mgogoro mtupu hizi ndege zao. Mungu akutangulie ufike salama.

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    congo usafiri wa ndege ni kama daladala tanzania!
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    KINSHASA: At least 53 people on board a plane carrying 112 have survived a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo Friday, the airline said.
    The plane, run by Hewa Bora, crashed at Kisangani airport in the north east of the country.
    "We don't know how many people are dead but there are at least 53 survivors from a total 112 passengers and personnel crew," the director of the firm Hewa Bora, Stavros Papaioannou, told AFP.
    The accident was caused by a violent storm, said government spokesman Lambert Mende.
    The plane was on its regular commercial route, from Kinshasa to Kisangani and Goma when it was hit by the storm about 250 metres from the airport, a local spokesman said
    Source: www.down.com
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    Wakongo vipi? last time kuna ndege iliangushwa na mamba aliyekuwa ndani ya ndege. OOh God have mercy upon us.

    RIP fellow peace keepers.
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    r i p papaa mukulukulu..
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    Leornado JF-Expert Member

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    Dah, yani leo Kongo upepo umeua hivi?? Hii n ajali ya pili kuisikia leo hii.
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    Nadhani ile ya kwanza ilikua ni ile ya Januari ya UN, hii hapa ni ya mchana leo. Kulikua na mvua kali...
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    127 Dead as Plane Crashes in The Congo

    An airliner ploughed into dense forest as it tried to land during a rainstorm in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, killing 127 people on board, the Congolese transport ministry said. There were 51 survivors, a ministry statement said.

    The chief executive of the airline involved in the crash said that there had been 110 people on board the plane, of whom 53 had died. But a spokesman for the transport ministry accused the airline of underestimating the number of passengers.

    The accident, at the international airport of Kisangani, is the latest in a string of disasters in the central African country.
    "The pilot tried to land but apparently they didn't touch the runway," Stavros Papaioannou, chief executive of Hewa Bora airline, said.
    Hewa Bora is on a European Union list of airlines banned due to security concerns.
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    Duh, sisi tunalalamika mabalaa, lakini na hawa wenzetu wanayo mengi aisee. Hayaishi kwa hawa bwana.
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    God have mercy...scared stiff as am about to board one...Mungu awarehemu Marehemu wote

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    DRC inaongoza kwa ajali za anga Afrika, kama siyo ktk dunia nzima.
    Nilishawahi kusikia hii lkn kwa sasa sijapata muda wa ku-google ili nipate ukweli (kwa sababu kwa muda huu nimechoka, napumzika - nafanya vitu vingine. Computer imenichosha!!!!). Wenye nguvu watafute uthibitisho.