Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scores dead in DR Congo plane crash

Al Jazeera English: "An airliner has ploughed into dense forest as it tried to land during a rainstorm in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 127 people on board, the Congolese transport ministry said.

There were 51 survivors, a ministry statement said on Friday.

The chief executive of the Hewa Bora airline involved in the crash had said earlier that were 110 people on board the plane, of whom 53 had died and 57 survived.

But a spokesman for the transport ministry, Gudile Bualya, accused the airline of underestimating the number of passengers."