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SA military plane crash lands in Congo, no sign of major damage

9 January 2020 4:37 PM
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Videos on social media showed smoke rising from the airplane but two sources at the airport, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there did not appear to be major damage to the plane.

GOMA - A South African military plane crash-landed on Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN spokesman said.

Videos on social media showed smoke rising from the airplane but two sources at the airport, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there did not appear to be major damage to the plane.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed that one of its aircraft deployed in the DRC as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission had been damaged after crash landing at Goma.

“The C130 from the South African Air Force was on its way back to Goma after delivering logistics supplies at Beni when the incident happened. Nobody was injured during the landing and a board of inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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9 January 2020 4:37 PM
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