26 aboard UN plane killed in Dr Congo crash

Kinshasa (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - A UN plane crash on Monday killed 26 people at the airport in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to the latest report from the UN mission in the country.

The UN 834 of the UN mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) crashed at 2 p.m. local time at the international airport of Ndjili, an immigration officer told Xinhua.

Earlier in the day, MONUSCO said at least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured in the accident.

The crash occurred when the plane was landing after a flight from the eastern town of Goma. It broke in two and caught fire, the UN sources said. (*)