More than 50 people are confirmed dead as Congo plane crashes
As plane attempted to land in the Kinshasa, Congo last Friday, it crashed causing to kill at least 48 people and leaving a dozen or greater suppressed in the wreckage because of the thunderstorm occurred. Only 53 person along for the ride survived the tragedy.
Stavros Papaioannou, the chairman and CEO of Hewa Bora Airways said "I confirm the crash of one of our planes," to The Associated Press via telephone. "There are already 46 bodies at the morgue, and another two that just died in the hospital."
"Dozen or more people were still stuck inside the plane, which was heading from the giant Central African nation’s capital to Kisangani in the country’s northeast” in addition to his statement.
“The plane went down in bad weather a few yards (meters) from Kisangani airport. It was due to the thunder," Government spokesman Lambert Mende said, “There are around 50 dead and 53 survivors, as well as a dozen people still unaccounted for."
History of crashes are already been made in Swahili, Hewa Bora, meaning "Fresh Air". In April 2008, one of their DC-9s bumped into a busy market after failing to lift off from Goma’s airport, it killed at least 40 people — most of them are on the ground.
September, a few months later, a Hewa Bora plane which carries 17 people went down in extreme weather killing all on board.
One of the worst air safety records in the world is Congo. Few safe roads cross the country after decades of war and corrupt rule, forcing the country’s deeply impoverished people to rely on ill-maintained planes and boats to move around.