HUAMBO, Angola (Sept.14) – At least 30 military and air force officials were reportedly killed, including three military generals, in a military plane crash just after taking-off from the central city of Huambo.
|Military Plane Crash in Angola Killed 30 Including Military Generals |
According to the state news agency Angop; the crashed Embraer jet recently purchased by the army to transport top officials and total 36 people were on board, mostly officials of air force and military, and only six survived the plane crash. No immediate reports are available about the conditions of the survivors.
Plane was crashed at about midday local time (11:00 GMT). Although no official announcement was made about the death toll in this plane crash but BBC news and Portugal's Sol newspaper also mentioned the number of killed as 30.
The certain cause of accident is yet to be established; but an inside source stated that the accident happened so fast it was difficult to know what the problem was, but the pilot seemed to be aware that there was a technical fault.