No S. Africans injured in Congo plane crash
A cargo plane attempting to land in Congo crashed during a violent storm on Friday.
JOHANNESBURG - Ambassador Manelisi Genge confirmed on Saturday that no South Africans were on board the cargo plane that crashed near Brazzaville airport in the Republic of Congo, killing at least 30 people.
The aircraft skidded off the runway on Friday and ploughed into houses and a bar before crashing into a ravine.
It is understood the plane was trying to land during a violent storm.
Genge said all the crew members were killed.
"There were five crew members and all of them; we were told, died at the crash."
"We were also informed that there were 10 other people on the ground who were affected by this plane crash."