Aviation crash: 228-201 Dornier Busy Bee Congo crashes on take-off

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Today, November 24, 2019, a tragic plane crash took place in Congo. A Dornier 228-201 plane, owned by Busy Bee Congo, crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane was to operate the flight on the route Goma - Beni.

The aircraft missed take-off and crashed over the houses in the Birere region, south of the Goma airport. According to information provided by local authorities, there were 17 persons on board. Unfortunately, there were victims on the ground as well. The number of victims reached 29, 17 aircraft occupants and 12 ground persons. Among the victims are some local politicians.

An 228-201 Dornier crashed on takeoff

The Dornier 228-201 aircraft (9S-GNH) was 35 years old and 7 months old. He operated the first flight on 6 May 1984. It is premature to talk about the causes that led to the accident. Local authorities are conducting field investigations.

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