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09 Jan 2020 | 05:06 PM UTC

DRC: South African military plane crash-lands at Goma airport (GOM) January 9

DR Congo News Alert

South African air force plane crash-lands at Goma International Airport (GOM) January 9; flight delays and cancelations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Goma

Event

A South African air force transport aircraft crash-landed and caught fire at Goma International Airport (GOM) on Thursday, January 9. The plane was returning from a UN peacekeeping mission in Beni when its left engine reportedly went up in flames upon landing at GOM. The plane was carrying 59 passengers and eight crew members; there were no casualties, according to authorities. Investigations into the incident are underway as of Thursday evening (local time).

Flight delays and cancelations are possible at GOM over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals flying via GOM are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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