Congo Plane Crash Leaves 5 People Burnt To Death

Five people were burnt to death after a small passenger aircraft crashed on Friday in southern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Angola.

Congo plane crash

The piston-engined Antonov 2, operated by local airline Air Kasai, burst into flames, just after takeoff from Kamako for a flight to Tshikapa, 150 kilometres (93 miles) away.

“The plane crashed into the brush three kilometers (two miles) from Kamako,” said Anacletus Muswa Kapinga Safia, the deputy territorial administrator.

“Only two people got out, the pilot and a passenger. They are unable to talk,” he said.

“We already know that five people have died. We will know the final toll when the company provides us with the passenger list.”

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