U.N. plane crashes in Congo, 10 dead: U.N. source

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Posted: Apr 04, 2011 10:33 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A United Nations plane crashed while attempting to land at the airport serving Congo's capital Kinshasa on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 16, a UN source told Reuters.

"The plane landed heavily, broke into two and caught fire," the source said, asking not to be named.

The plane was coming from Goma in the east, the source said.

(Reporting by Jonny Hogg, Writing by Bate Felix)