127 dead as plane crashes at airport
An airliner ploughed into dense forest as it tried to land during a rainstorm in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, killing 127 people on board.
There were 51 survivors, a statement from the Congolese Transport Ministry said.
The chief executive of the airline said earlier that there had been 110 people on board the plane, of whom 53 had died and 57 survived. But a spokesman for the Transport Ministry, Gudile Bualya, accused the airline of underestimating the number of passengers.