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Last updated: 7 June 2020
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:donderdag 8 mei 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Vloog voor:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gehuurd van:Ukrainian Cargo Airways
Registratie: UR-UCB
Constructienummer: 0063467003
Bouwjaar: 1986
Motoren: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 109
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 115
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kinshasa (   Democratische Republiek Kongo)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratische Republiek Kongo
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Democratische Republiek Kongo
Beschrijving:
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).

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» AP
» Ukrainian Cargo Airways


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