Plane crash in Congo kills at least 70
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
|The whole top of the plane is ripped off and the two buildings next door are pretty much destroyed too.|
VOA has reported that as many as 100 people could have been on board the plane at the time of its crash.
A director of Hewa Bora Airways, the airline involved in the incident said that "we [the airline] have managed to save most of the passengers who have been evacuated to hospitals."
Naomi Schwarz, a journalist on the scene described the incident. "The whole top of the plane is ripped off and the two buildings next door are pretty much destroyed too. People are carrying buckets full of water to try to put out the fire. Just buckets they found on the streets," she said.
As of 08:00 UTC, the majority of the Hewa Bora website was not available.
- "Plane Crashes at Takeoff in Congo" — , April 16, 2008
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- Kari Barber. "More Than 70 Killed in Eastern DRC Plane Crash" — , April 15, 2008