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Russian assemblage killed after military plane crashes in Congo​

A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources told AFP.
A local official in the area of the crash told AFP there were "no survivors."
It had a Russian crew
He said there were "between 20 and 30 people" on board when it took off from Ndolo airport in Kinshasa.

A military plane crashed Saturday morning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing everyone on board, according to military and airport officials.
The Russian-made Antonov transport plane went down shortly after take-off in Congo's capital Kinshasa.
"There was a crash of a cargo plane. It's a military plane," George Tabora, the director of Kinshasa's N'djili Airport, said. "It wasn't transporting passengers. The crew did not survive the crash."
This was confirmed by the Defense Minsiter Crispin Atama Tabe: "All 12 members of the crew died."
People gather around the burning wreckage of a Russian military cargo plane in the DR Congo
A Russian plane and crew
The plane, which had a Russian crew, was carrying "two vehicles and weapons" and military personnel, according to the official.
An official at Congo's aviation agency, who asked to remain anonymous, said the plane was an Antonov 12 and destined for the eastern city of Bukavu.
It appeared to have trouble on take off from N'djili and crashed into the nearby neighborhood of Nsele, he added.
A witness at the site of the crash said he saw the plane "falling" from the sky shortly before 9 a.m. local time (07.00 GMT/UTC) but did not see any smoke coming from the aircraft.
Airplane crashes are reasonably frequent in the DR Congo due to negligent safety standards. Congolese commercial carriers are banned from operating in the European Union.

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