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CAA Fokker F-50 plane crash
Goma, Congo

CAA Fokker F-50 plane crash - Goma, Congo

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Goma, CongoThe 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.

Aircraft similar to the one which crashed (Fokker F-50)
Aircraft similar to the one which crashed (Fokker F-50)
Goma, Congo
Goma, Congo (Red dot on map)

Photos of the CAA Fokker F-50 crash