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

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BUKAVU, Demcratic Republic of Congo Sept 11 (Reuters) – A small plane carrying three crew and some cargo failed to reach its destination of Kasese airport in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday and searches are underway to find it, a provincial transport minister said on Sunday.

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.

Reporting by Crispin Kyala Writing by Alessandra Prentice