DC-9 crashed in Congo – Killing dozens

A Congolese DC-9, operated by the private Congolese company Hewa Bora Airlines, carrying around 100 people failed to take off from Goma airport (DR Congo) today, crashing at high speed into a busy market neighbourhood at the end of the runway.
According to an eyewitness, the plane suffered a problem in one of its wheels – possibly a flat tyre – and did not gain the strength to lift off

An airline official said 60 people had survived, but local officials said dozens of bodies were pulled from the wreckage, though it was unclear if they were passengers or people on the ground. Both pilots survived the crash.

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  1. I don’t think I would ever fly on an airplane that is owned by a third world country. Who knows what kind of maintenance they do on the aircraft. Look at the United States, last year we had ZERO major airline accidents.