#DRC-South Kivu: Doren Air Congo plane disappears

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By Josephine Lukoya


The aircraft type L 410 owned by “Doren Air Congo” has been missing since Saturday, August 23, accordingto the commander of the airport Kavumu.

Doren Air Congo officials said that the aircraft took off from Kavumu 42 minutes to 13h (local time) to Kama in Pangi in Maniema province but until now nobody knows its ware bouts.

Four people, including the pilot and co-pilot and two passengers were on board. The plane was carrying nearly 1,500 kgs of merchandises. The plane made ​​a flight that normally takes an hour never arrived at its destination, according to Kavumu airport commander.

According to sources from the RVA (RVA), the control tower of the airport Kavumu had one last contact with that aircraft 10 minutes after take-off and everything seemed normal. Sometime later, there was no news of the plane.

The research began immediately after the silence between the aircraft and the control tower.

Sunday morning, the search continued in the area where the plane was supposed to fly.

The director of the RVA said airport has alerted the military, the police and all administrative authorities in that area. For now, the commander of the airport said he would not talk about a plane crash.

This plane was carrying 4 people including the pilot and co-pilot and two passengers. It was carrying nearly 1,500 kgs of goods consist mainly books according to sources from the airport.

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