Latest Breaking News: Democratic Republic of Congo Plane crashed > More then 55 passengers were killed when a plane carrying 112 people crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday July 9, 2011.
According to source story, Fifty-five people are feared to have died in a plane crash at Kisangani international airport in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congolese Hewa Bora airline chief executive Stavros Papaioannou warned that the toll was likely to be revised.
The plane was carrying 112 people when it tried to land in bad weather.
40 survivors were pulled from the wreckage of the Boeing 727, according to a government spokesman.
‘The pilot tried to land but apparently they didn’t touch the runway,’ Stavros Papaioannou, Congolese airline Hewa Bora chief executive, told Reuters.
Hewa Bora is on a European Union list of airlines banned due to security concerns, as are all carriers certified in the central African country.
Democratic Republic of Congo has one of the worst air transport security records in the world.
Source: Reuters & Edit by E Pakistan News Staff Member.