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Last updated: 3 June 2020
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:jeudi 8 mai 2003
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Iliouchine Il-76MD
Opérant pour:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Loué à :Ukrainian Cargo Airways
Immatriculation: UR-UCB
Numéro de série: 0063467003
Année de Fabrication: 1986
Moteurs: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 109
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 115
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Kinshasa (   République dém. du Cono)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Kinshasa (unknown airport), République dém. du Cono
Aéroport de destination:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), République dém. du Cono
Détails:
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).

Sources:
» AP
» Ukrainian Cargo Airways


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