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DRC Congo plane crashes into a family of nine

A family of nine people is reported dead after a passenger plane crashed into their home in DRC Congo.

18 more people are also reported dead as the plane crashed immediately after take off from Goma airport.

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At the time of the accident, the Dornier-228 plane is reported to have 17 passengers and two crew members onboard.

An eye witness recounted seeing the plane spinning about three times on air as it emitted a huge smoke before coming down.

Those who arrived at the scene reported to have heard the pilot screaming for help but the fire was to strong to step in to rescue.

Preliminary investigations indicate an engine failure as the cause of the accident.

Investigations are also underway to establish the exact number of people inside their houses at the time of the accident.

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