A plane carrying five people crashed on Thursday, August 13, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The five victims were two crew members and three passengers.
The plane, belonging to Agefreco Company, was on its way to Bukavu in South Kivu from Kalima in Maniema province. The small cargo plane crashed into a dense forest minutes before it was supposed to land at its destination. The crash investigation will be assisted by the United Nations mission in Congo.
Plane crashes are not uncommon in Congo, where safety standards are not as strict as elsewhere. None of the Congolese commercial airlines are allowed to fly into European Union airspace.
Those touched by this disaster should know their legal rights and remedies, and act quickly to preserve them. Our attorneys have extensive experience in helicopter and airplane wrongful death litigation in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of the negligence of another party, or been seriously injured. The experienced aviation attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.