DR Congo plane carrying 17 people crashes into town

An aircraft with about 17 passengers on board has crashed into homes in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

North Kivu regional governor Nzanzu Kasivita Carly said there had been deaths, but did not give a number.

The plane crashed into houses in the Mapendo neighbourhood after "missing" its take-off from the city's international airport, he added.

The aircraft was owned by private carrier Busy Bee.

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