JOHANNESBURG, Jan.10(Reuters)- A South African air force plane was forced to land at the Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday without injuries to 59 passengers and eight crew members, South Africa's Ministry of Defence confirmed in an interview with the news agency.
Sifiev Dlamini, a spokesman for the South African Defence Force, said the aircraft was involved in the operations of the United Nations peacekeeping mission and was deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 10, the aircraft in the country's city of Beni logistics after the return to Goma, on the way to an accident. At that time, the left engine of the aircraft burst into flames, in which case the plane was forced to land at Goma International Airport. On landing, the left wing of the plane broke and caused a fire, causing partial damage to the body.
Fortunately, the timely use of the aircraft's fire-fighting facilities after the landing process, so that the accident did not cause casualties,59 passengers and eight crew were timely evacuation.