Georgian Airways CRJ100 operating UN mission flight crashes in DR Congo, killing 32

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Published: April 6, 2011

A Georgian Airways CRJ100 operating a UN mission flight crashed Monday afternoon in DR Congo as it attempted to land at Kinshasa Airport. The UN said 28 of the 29 passengers and all four crew were killed.

The aircraft, which was destroyed, departed from Kisangani. Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network reported that it “crashed in rainy weather.” The airline, which has operated the aircraft since 2007, said it most recently underwent an inspection on Dec. 22, 2010 and no problems were found. According to ASN, theCF34-powered CRJ100 first flew in 1995.

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