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UGANDAN, RUSSIAN PILOTS KILLED IN DRC PLANE CRASH

By Our Reporter

KIVU: Security sources on Sunday evening confirmed two pilots, a Ugandan and Russian national was killed after a private business plane they were flying crashed inside a forest in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo {DRC}.

The dead pilots were identified as Jackson Ninsiima and his Russian colleague only identified as Peter who were reportedly flying to Goma from the DRC border near Kasese when their plane crashed.

The plane which was heading to Goma was reported missing on Friday shortly after it had left the Kasese side of DRC with goods on board.

Peter

A search was carried out and on Saturday images of the plane which had crashed between Kasese and Lulingu in South Kivu Province jungles were shared.

Details on who owned the private plane remained scanty by press time.

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