South African military aircraft crash-lands at Goma airport in Congo

South African military aircraft crash-lands at Goma airport in Congo
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  • calendar-gray 09 January 2020

A UN spokesman stated Thursday that a South African military plane crash-landed at Goma airport in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

So far, there's no information about casualties or damages done. At the same time, Internet users have started sharing photos and videos from the scene of the incident.

Thought videos and photos show heavy smoke rising from the aircraft, two sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity, that there did not appear to be major damage to the plane. 

According to a source at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the aircraft was travelling from the city of Beni and was carrying soldiers from the South African contingent.

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