Kinshasa, DR Congo - At least 30 people are feared dead when a plane on a domestic flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crashed on Monday in the eastern city of Goma, official sources told PANA in Kinshasa.
The aircraft belonging to African Aviation Airline, a local company, crashed in Goma, North Kivu.
There were only three survivors when the plane fell on a house while the pilot was landing in heavy rain, the sources said.
'The accident was probably caused by bad weather conditions,' the sources said, adding that the plane was flying from Lodja in Kasaï-Oriental region (centre-east) to Goma.
Search parties are continuing to work at the crash site to retrieve the bodies of victims while the three survivors have been taken to hospital.
Bad maintenance and overloading of planes, absence of control by aviation authorities, lack of respect for safety and bad weather conditions are often the causes of regular plane crashes in DRC.