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200 people sucked out of a plane at 7,000 feet.

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http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/...ning%20Standard

 

200 sucked out of plane

By Robert Jobson, Evening Standard

9 May 2003

 

At least 200 passengers are feared dead after they were sucked out of a plane at 7,000 feet when a door opened.

 

The Russian-made aircraft suffered a catastrophic loss of cabin pressure which caused a "terrifying vacuum" while flying over Congo.

 

The pilot managed to land the plane but none of the passengers who had boarded were left.

 

"Everything inside was sucked out and the passengers did not have a chance," said an aviation official in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa. He added: "Everybody is presumed dead."

 

The plane had been chartered by the Congolese army to fly from Kinshasa to Lubumbashi, Congo's second biggest city which is home to a large military base.

 

The IL-76 military transport aircraft was being used to carry army personnel and their families.

 

Congo's minister for peace, Vital Kamerhe, confirmed that a cargo door had opened. An official said: "The pressure system broke down. There was a dramatic de-pressurisation."

 

The IL-76 is a medium-range aircraft, also known by its Nato codename Candid. It was developed for transporting cargo, dropping paratroopers and moving troops and military hardware.

 

It has huge doors which appear to have failed in the disaster on the flight out of Kinshasa. The four-engined Il-76 is a versatile transport aircraft widely used in Africa, the Middle East, India and China. It remains in service despite its age because of the shortage of cargo aircraft worldwide.

 

 

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yeah, that's ill... I heard different numbers too, but heard 9 survived...

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Guest WebsterUno

*believe*

 

damn thats fucked up.

 

fowdy to ya memory...blub blub blub

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add this to the list of 'ways i don't want to die'

 

 

R.I.P.

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they should have worn seatbelts...fuck those people who say that seatbelts wont help anything...fuck it coulda kept them from getting sucked out! and when the shit crashes they can find your body easyer haha

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Guest bug

really, seat belts wouldn't do a damn thing. the drastic difference in pressure woulda sucked people out ripping the belts, if not the seats that are bolted right off the ground of the plane. i bet the entire cabin was empty.

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damn, fucked up shit fer shure.

 

I was wondering what was left inside as well. I think I'm gonna start bringing a chute as part of my carry on luggage.

 

they had a fairly long time to think about their impending deaths.

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up for kids that can't see the second half of the page.

:rolleyes:

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Originally posted by IntangibleFame

wow i hate flying...i cant stand it, but i do it...

 

never been on a plane...no I definitley won't

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Re: Re: 200 people sucked out of a plane at 7,000 feet.

 

Originally posted by !@#$%

add this to the list of 'ways i don't want to die'

 

 

R.I.P.

 

'ways i want to die'*

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Guest beardo

my standard reply to this has been:

 

...and you will know us by the trail of the dead

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That is some crazy shit. Imagine if it had happened in New York and hundreds of bodies just rained down on the city breaking car windows and shit.

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Originally posted by beardo

my standard reply to this has been:

 

...and you will know us by the trail of the dead

 

their last album was too bad to use it here...

 

the more appropriate one would be "that sucks"....

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Guest Trousersnake

That sounds very odd.I fly at 7000 feet all the time.I dont think that that could happen.I have seen a window opened at 7000 feet before and nothing happend just pretty windy.If the plane was at 35,000 feet or so it would sound right,but I guess it happened if they got the bodies to prove it .

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