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Angolan airliner crashes, killing at least 6

An Angolan TAAG Boeing 737 crashed in the northern city of M'banza Congo on Thursday, killing at least 6 people and injuring others, Angola's ANGOP news agency said.
/ Source: Reuters

An Angolan TAAG Boeing 737 crashed in the northern city of M'banza Congo on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring others, Angola's ANGOP news agency said.

The airplane was carrying 78 passengers and was en route from Luanda to M'Banza Congo, which is in northern Angola near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The agency said the plane lost control upon landing and crashed into a building, destroying it. It said a number of severely injured passengers were taken to hospital for treatment.

The agency said among those killed in the accident was the municipal administrator of M'Banza Congo and a senior Roman Catholic priest from Italy.

It said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The crash came on the same day that the European Union added TAAG Angolan Airlines to a list of international airlines barred from flying in its airspace due to safety reasons.