News services are reporting that a Boeing 737 aircraft crashed and burned at 0600h local time this morning near Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reports indicate the twin-jet, possibly belonging to CentrAfrique Air Express and operating as a freight flight, took off from Brazzaville in the Congo and was headed for an interim stop in Nairobi along the way to Harare, Zimbabwe.

The flight originated in the Central African Republic city of Bangui.

Flight's ACAS database shows that CentrAfrique owns one Pratt & Whitney JT8-D-powered Boeing 737-200 (TL-ADR) and two Boeing 727-200s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news