UN drone crashes in DR Congo

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said one of its new surveillance drones crashed after technical problems on Wednesday but no one was hurt.

The accident took place around 11:00am local time (0900 GMT) as the drone was landing at the airport in Goma, capital of the troubled North Kivu province, said a source from the MONUSCO mission.

An air force officer at Goma airport said the machine was “completely destroyed.”

MONUSCO spokesman Prosper Basse confirmed the drone had crashed “as it was returning from a mission.”