Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo DRC EruptsSunday, 23 May 2021
I climbed the volcano back in 2011 and visited the gorillas in the nearby Virunga National Park.
▲ The eruption reports indicated that the lava was heading towards the Goma airport, en route to the town itself. The airport is a plane-spotters delight, littered with decaying aircraft like this DC8. I flew into Goma from Kisangani on a Hewa Bora Boeing 727, it wouldn’t make too many more flights, 10 days later it crashed in what would be the worst airline disaster anywhere in the world in 2011