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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:10   #1 (permalink)
 
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Yet another DRC crash

BBC News - DR Congo: President Kabila's aide dies in plane crash

This time a prominent politician is killed - maybe that might stir up some action.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 16:29   #2 (permalink)
 
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Anybody know what type we are talking about? In the news they say "Private Jet"?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 19:03   #3 (permalink)
 
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According to Reuters the flight from Goma to Bukavu landed very deep and overran. No real detail.
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Gulfstream GIV, possibly N2SA of Stanford Aviation LLC.
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Are we sure that that photo pertains to the DRC crash... The rescue party looks altogether too well organized and I don't see any Congolese there ...
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 12:46   #7 (permalink)
 
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they are Urugayans, they manage the airport. More pics here:

Tropas uruguayas asistieron en accidente aéreo
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 12:50   #8 (permalink)
 
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This is because the UN is located in Bukavu and they are more organized. A few Congolese in brilliant helmets.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 17:24   #9 (permalink)
 
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It looks like it was the first landing for this GIV American crew at Bukavu, the approach requires a steep descent, they touched down 1/2 way down the runway, conditions were reported good... Also, they just departed Goma a mere 45 miles away...Down there you pretty much have to design your own landing procedure
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1001 Crash - Plane accidents analysis and photos - Stanford Aviation - Bukavu, Congo - Gulfstream IV
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