Passenger jet comes off runway amid heavy rainfall in Africa

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Passenger jet comes off runway amid heavy rainfall in Africa” – below is their description.

A Mwant Jet passenger plane suffered a runway excursion on Wednesday, overrunning the tarmac while landing during heavy rainfall.

Footage shared on social media shows the Embraer EMB-145 aircraft caught in vegetation after overshooting the strip at Kolwezi Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A total of 29 people were onboard (24 passengers and 5 crew members) and none were injured in the incident, but damage to the plane is still being assessed.

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