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Plane Crashes in Congo

A DC-9 crashed in Congo today, landing in a crowded residential neighborhood in Goma.  Several people have survived, but there is no indication of how many people were on board the aircraft to begin with.  The plane was registered to a private company, not a commercial airline.

Congo has a miserable air safety record, but I wanted to point out that while the US press was overreacting to the non-safety issue of American’s own MD-80s (basically the same plane as the DC-9), people in many countries have legitimate safety issues to worr yabout while no one cares.

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