Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville's airport on Friday.

Rescuers said Saturday that the victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era plane, a four-engine jet freighter . It went down while trying to land at the Brazzaville Maya-Maya airport.

There was no immediate word on what caused the crash. Witnesses say the aircraft was trying to land during a violent storm.

Officials say the plane was carrying cargo from the port city of Pointe-Noire.