Rwandan rebels seize Indian pilot

Officials say cargo plane attacked and money taken away in Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The Goma Express, an airline company whose aircraft was attacked, said a Russian pilot escaped and flew the plane back to Goma, the provincial capital 150km away, with a wounded Congolese national on board.

    Pedro Kadogi, the director of Goma Express, confirmed the incident and said the plane had been looted before it returned to Goma. He said food supplies, rather than money, had been on the plane.

    "Everybody fled the scene into the bush and the co-pilot has been taken hostage," he said.

    "After two hours the Russian pilot panicked and refused to wait and flew the plane back to Goma."

    About 15 planes a day land at the airstrip to export tonnes of cassiterite from the Bisie mine in the deep jungle.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.