CAA Lava Landing

Thursday, November 19, 2009
By George Hatcher
CAA Lava Landing

What: CAA (Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation) en route from Kinshasa to Goma, Congo Where: Goma When: Thursday Nov 19 2009 Who: 117 passengers including the governor of North Kivu province Why: On landing, the plane overshot the runway and landed in hardened lava surrounding an airport in eastern Congo. 20 people were injured. Download article... »

Update: 111 injured; 40 Dead in Goma Crash

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
By George Hatcher
Update: 111 injured; 40 Dead in Goma Crash

A Congolese domestic airliner taking off from Goma failed lift off, rammed through a fence and crashed into a crowded market district and burned. The Hewa Bora McDonnell Douglas DC-9 was taking off for the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, when it crashed into the teeming market district of Birere; the single-story shops and stalls of... »

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