Yet another Soviet-era civil aircraft went down in the
Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday, killing eleven people,
according to the UN. The aircraft was reportedly on approach to the
airport in Isiro when it crashed in poor visibility about a mile
from the runway threshold.
It was at least the fifth deadly aviation mishap involving
Soviet-era aircraft Central Africa had seen this year, many of them
involving aircraft registered in or passengers flying from the
Democratic Republic of Congo. A May 4th mishap involving an Antonov
AN-26 -- the same type of aircraft that crashed on Tuesday -- also
occurred near Isiro.