It is a miracle of the crash of the aircraft type Dornier 228. It had killed more than 25 people this Sunday, November 24 in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The only identified survivor
Transfered from the rubble and taken to the “Charité Maternelle” hospital, Muma Emmanuel was identified as a Cameroonian from the north-west region. Working in the telecommunications sector, he performed services between his Douala base in Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The crash movie
As a reminder, the aircraft registered 9S-GNH and operated by the private company Busy BEE crashed, in Berere district Mapendo, three (03) minutes after its takeoff from the Goma International Airport. The passengers were on a flight to Beni and Butembo, in North Kivu province.
The statement of the Deputy Minister of Transport, Jacques YUMA KIPUYA, reported a first assessment of twenty-six (26) dead including six (06) members of the same family (inhabitants of the main house on which the aircraft had crashed, clarifies the contingency report established by the National Program of Hygiene and Frontiers- PNHF- from Goma Airport). The local press reports that this number would be revised upward, now evoking 29 dead.The pilot “failed in his take-off”, the region’s governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita said in a statement.
‘The fire was so powerful’
The impact of these repetitive accidents
Weather conditions, the dilapidated fleets, the non-maintenance of airport infrastructures are implicated in these accidents. Moreover the image of this vast country of 2.3 million km2 suffers a lot but also its economy. Note that all DRC airlines are registered in the EU blacklist. An eyewitness said he saw the plane spin three times before it crashed into a house