On March at approx 1000EST a commercial aircraft crashed at the commercial airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo in GOMA. The airfield used by both RVA commercial and the United Nations MONUSCO Mission in DRC has had Three such crashes in the past two years. As of 6 PM EST 17 people were confirmed dead and rescue crews were cutting out the aircrew from the cockpit area. The plane was making a low visibility IFR landing in heave rain and fog and missed the commercial runway. The plan crashed into a residential housing area and the number of civilian dead are current unknown. UN workers and support contractors from PAE Inc assisted in the Crisis management in Kinshasa DRC thru the night in coordinating rescue efforts.
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