U.N. plane crashes in Congo, at least 20 dead

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Plane lost control in high winds on landing * Death toll rises to at least 20 (Adds details, Congo official) By Jonny Hogg KINSHASA, April 4 (Reuters) - A United Nations plane crashed while trying to land at the airport serving Congo's capital Kinshasa on Monday, killing least 20 people, a government official said. The plane lost control in high winds as it came in to land and left the runway, the Health Ministry official, Joseph Kiboko, said. ...
They say it is a CRJ-300. Should appear on ASN soon. Story here
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They lied. It was a CRJ-100ER
Update : Status: Preliminary Date: 04 APR 2011 Time: ca 14:00 Type: Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100ER Operating for: United Nations - UN Leased from: Georgian Airways Registration: 4L-GAE C/n / msn: 7070 First flight: 1995 Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-3A1 Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 3 Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 29 Total: Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 32 Airplane damage: Written off Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (Congo (Democratic Republic)) Phase: Landing (LDG) Nature: Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI) (FKI/FZIC), Congo (Democratic Republic) Destination airport: Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic) Flightnumber: 834 Narrative: A CRJ-100ER aircraft, operating on behalf of the United Nations - UN mission in D.R. Congo, was destroyed in an accident at Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH).Agence Congolaise de Presse quoted preliminary reports indicating that 29 occupants had died and three had survived the accident.
This was the a/c : http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/3/4/0/0666043.jpg
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Quite sad as it was carrying UN staff Quite sad as it was carrying UN staff. Condolences to those bereaved.