Military Review

"Congo Defense Minister Crispin Atama Tabe confirmed that all 12 members of the crew died in An-12 military plane crash," Channel 24 said.

Ukrainians may be among the dead, the local publication Actualite.cd. reported.

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An-12 is designed for the transport of goods and equipment weighing up to 20 tonnes on small and medium lines.