CAA Fokker F-50 plane crash
The Fokker 50 operated by CAA Compagnie Africaine Aviation took off from Lodja, Congo, for a cargo flight to Goma, Congo. 6 crewmember, 3 passengers and freight were onboard. The plane crashed in a residential area at Lake Kivu short of the runway while on approach to Goma's airport. The 6 crewmembers perished, and the 3 passengers survived. One person on the ground was hit by debris and was taken to a hospital with injuries. The aircraft has been destroyed.
The plane was on approach to Goma’s airport in bad weather conditions: heavy rain, thunderstorm and strong crosswing were reported. The plane hit buildings short of the runway and crashed onto open ground. The plane ended up some seven kilometres (four miles) from the runway.
CAA is currently on the blacklist of airlines banned from flying in the European Union.