Police: Plane crashes in west Congo, killing 19

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 25, 2010 17:41




KINSHASA, Congo – A passenger plane crashed Wednesday in western Congo, killing 19 people but police said there were two survivors.

Col. Joli Limengo, police chief of Bandundu province where the plane crashed midday, said that 19 bodies had been pulled from the wreckage.

The plane operated by local airliner FILAIR was going from central Congo to Bandundu when it crashed. It was due to then continue on to the capital of Kinshasa.

Congo has one of the worst air safety records in the world. The Central African country's safety regulations are notoriously lax.


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