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South African military officials have confirmed that one of their Air Force planes crashed at Goma Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The crash on Thursday afternoon was confirmed by South African National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini.

Dlamini said the plane had been deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (MONUSCO).

“The C130 from the South African Air Force was on its way back to Goma after delivering logistic supplies at Beni when the incident happened,” he said.

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He added that “Nobody was injured during the landing and a Board of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Videos on social media showed smoke rising from the plane but Reuters reported that some of its sources at the airport said there did not appear to be major damage to the plane.

 

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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