Plane crashes in Congo; 6 survivors among 85 people on board

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Government officials say there are only six known survivors out of the 85 people who were onboard a DC-9 plane that crashed in eastern Congo.

The governor of the province where the plane crashed says there were 79 passengers and six crew members on the flight headed to Congo's capital.

Julien Mpaluku says the crash site in Goma is engulfed in flames and it isn't clear if the bodies found are those of passengers or people in the neighborhood where the plane went down.

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