Month: November 2012

Ilyushin 76 Crashes While Landing In Brazzaville Airport, Dozens Feared Dead

Ilyushin 76 Crashes While Landing In Brazzaville Airport, Dozens Feared Dead

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A Soviet era Ilyushin-76 crashed while landing in Brazzaville, capital of Congo Friday November 30th 2012, evening time with at least 3 deaths confirmed. The cargo plane had departed Pointe-Noire, the country oil exploitation hub facing the Atlantic Ocean only 250 miles away carrying vehicles and other goods. From preliminary news report including the siteĀ  Oeil d Afrique, it appears that the giant cargo plane failed to come to a full stop after having landed. Instead the Il-76 veered off the end of the runway and over running the landing strip perimeter, stuck several houses and a bar, before finally coming to a stop in a ravine. At this point it appears that the more than twenty casualties reported but not confirmed include inhabitants whose houses were struck by the plane. The aircraf