Small plane with three crew on board missing in Congo, minister says

A small plane carrying three crew and some cargo failed to reach its destination of Kasese airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday and searches are underway to find it, a provincial transport minister said.

The plane left Kavumu airport, which serves Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, on Saturday morning, after which communication was lost with the craft, Mathieu Alimasi Malumbi told Reuters by phone.

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