16 of 17 bodies recovered in Congo plane crash; Canadian aid worker among dead

KINSHASA, Congo — A United Nations official says 16 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of plane that crashed in Congo earlier this week.

Authorities say the plane's so-called black box flight recorder has also been found. A Canadian aid worker, 43-year-old Richard Ferland of Levis, Que., was among 17 people killed in Monday's crash.

It was not immediately clear if recovery workers were still searching for the 17th body.

UN officials said earlier that the plane went down in a storm about 15 kilometres from the eastern Congo town of Bukavu while on a humanitarian mission.

Ferland had only recently been hired by the UN as an expert on political governance and was providing guidance to provincial officials. Prior to working for the UN, he spent five years in Congo with the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute.

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