DR Congo aircraft crash – all aboard feared dead


A cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead, a presidential adviser told Reuters.

The aircraft carrying President Felix Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager and soldiers, was headed to Kinshasa from Goma and went off radar an hour after departure, a statement from the civil aviation authority said.

Aircraft debris was found but crew and passengers are still missing, said adviser Vidiye Tshimanga.

The cause of the accident was not yet clear.