Aviation safety in DR Congo

Unfortunately aviation safety in DR Congo hasn’t the greatest track record.

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More details are yet to be released regarding the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft that crashed yesterday into a residential area of Goma, but I feel it’s worth noting that last year the largest number of fatal accidents for a single country was in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, according to Flight’s Safety Review 2007.

David Learmount, Flight’s safety and operations editor compiled a list of incidents and accidents that occured last year and scanning down the list there were entries of fatal aircraft accidents in May, June, August, September and October and now April 2008.

It clearly indicates that something needs to be done to improve safety before it’s too late.

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