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WFP plane missing in Congo found crashed in Uganda

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KINSHASA, Apr 30 (Reuters) A light aircraft chartered by the U N World Food Programme (WFP) that went missing in eastern Congo has been found crashed in the mountains of neighbouring Uganda, U.N.

sources said today.

A search and rescue operation was launched on Friday when contact was lost with the plane, which was flying from Goma, a town close to the Rwandan and Ugandan borders, to Bunia, with three people on board.

''The plane has been spotted but it is in Uganda ... It is high up in the Ruwenzori mountains near a place called Kassese,'' a U N source told Reuters. The Ruwenzori mountains are close to the Congolese border.

REUTERS CH KN1821

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