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Last updated: 8 May 2021
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 8 Mai 2003
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-76MD
Betrieben durch:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gemietet von :Ukrainian Cargo Airways
Kennzeichen: UR-UCB
Werknummer: 0063467003
Baujahr: 1986
Triebwerk: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 109
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 115
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kinshasa (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Kongo/Kinshasa
Unfallbericht:
Ilyushin 76 UR-UCB was leased to the Congolese Ministry of Defense by the Ukrainian company Ukrainian Cargo Airways and operated in Congo since December 2002. On May 8th, soldiers and their families boarded the transport plane for a flight from Kinshasa to Lubumbashi. The aircraft also carried some military vehicles. About 45 minutes into the flight the rear cargo door opened in flight, causing decompression of the cargo hold. A number of passengers were sucked out. The plane returned safely to Kinshasa. Seven people were confirmed dead by a government spokesman, while others estimate many more may have been killed (maybe even around 60).

Informationsquelle:
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» Ukrainian Cargo Airways


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