Accident Ilyushin Il-76MD UR-UCB, Thursday 8 May 2003
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Date:Thursday 8 May 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Owner/operator:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Registration: UR-UCB
MSN: 0063467003
Year of manufacture:1986
Engine model:Soloviev D-30KP-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 115
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:near Kinshasa -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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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