UN Plane Crash in Congo Kills 32

Only one survivor from Kinshasa crash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2011 11:30 AM CDT
Updated Apr 4, 2011 11:43 PM CDT
This file photo shows the wreckage of another plane that crashed in the Congo, March 21, 2011.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – More heartbreak for the UN: A small passenger plane carrying United Nations staffers crashed yesterday in the Congo and broke into pieces, killing 32 of 33 people onboard, UN officials have confirmed.The UN peacekeeping mission in New York described the craft as a small passenger plane and said it was ferrying a mix of mostly UN personnel, including peacekeepers. The lone survivor was hospitalized after the crash in Kinshasa. Investigators suspect windy weather caused the plane to miss the airstrip.

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