A Congo Airlines Boeing 727-100 (9Q-CSG) crashed on 10 October after take-off from Kindu Airport in the eastern province of Congo after being shot down by unidentified troops. The aircraft was bound for Kinshasa and all 40 passengers and crew on board were killed. Shortly after take-off, the pilot sent a message saying that the aircraft was being fired upon. According to reports, the tri-jet was hit in the rear fuselage, suggesting a heat-seeking missile. There is heavy fighting between government troops and rebels in the area.

Source: Flight International