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[PICS] SANDF sends technical team to investigate SA Air Force plane crash in DRC

10 January 2020 11:29 AM
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A technical team is being sent to the DRC to investigate what caused a SANDF military plane to crash land at the Goma airport.
Scene of SA Air Force plane crash in DRC: Image: Darren Olivier/Twitter

A South African military plane crash-landed at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says the aircraft had been deployed in the DRC as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission.

SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini says an aviation expert and technical team from the South African Air Force are headed for Goma investigate the possible cause of the crash.

Dlamini says foul play has been ruled out.

The plane was damaged after crash landing but no injuries were reported.

Images shared on social media showed smoke rising from the aircraft and damage to its left wing.

It's too early a stage to point out what could or may have happened. An aviation expert and technical team from the South African Air Force are headed for Goma investigate.

Siphiwe Dlamini, Head Of Communications - Department Of Defence 

The aircraft was coming from Beni, a town north of Goma, where some of our troops are serving.

Siphiwe Dlamini, Head Of Communications - Department Of Defence 

They had gone [to Beni] to drop off some logistic supplies to the troops.

Siphiwe Dlamini, Head Of Communications - Department Of Defence 

There were passengers on board togther with the crew when the crash landing happend at Goma aiport.

Siphiwe Dlamini, Head Of Communications - Department Of Defence 

Listen to the discussion on Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto:

Thumbnail image: Darren Olivier on Twitter


10 January 2020 11:29 AM
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