Plane Crash Kills 17, Including Aid Workers, in Eastern DRC

From the AFP:

A plane carrying humanitarian aid with 17 people on board crashed into a mountain near Bukavu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a United Nations source said Tuesday.

“The plane was found 15 kilometres (eight miles) northwest of Bukavu airport. There were 15 passengers and two crew on board,” said the spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Kinshasa, Christophe Illemassene.

The US-based company which contracted the plane, Air Serv, said in a statement there were “no known survivors”.

Apparently, the weather was very bad. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed.