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Old 10th May 2003, 13:28   #1
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At 10,000 feet the door flipped open and scores of passengers were sucked out

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More than 120 people were reported to have been sucked to their deaths in an extraordinary incident when the giant back door of a Russian-built transport aircraft flipped open as it flew 10,000 feet over the Democratic Republic of Congo late on Thursday.

Forty-five minutes after takeoff from the capital, Kinshasa, the plane's door slid open, catapulting bodies and baggage from its cavernous interior, according to one of the few surviving passengers.

"I think there were about 200 people on board, soldiers and their families, women and children," said Prudent Mukalayi, a soldier recovering at Kinshasa's main hospital.

"I was asleep, and then I heard people screaming. When I woke up the pilot told everyone to get to the front of the plane and there were about 40 of us, but people kept dying ... there were only about 20 survivors," said Mr Mukalayi, who said he survived having wedged himself behind a packing case before falling asleep.
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Old 10th May 2003, 16:03   #2
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Oh my god.
That's terrible.
Poor people.


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Old 11th May 2003, 00:27   #3
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But the plane has a chequered safety record, having been involved in at least 45 accidents, resulting in around 393 deaths, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
Why the hell was that plane even still flying?!?
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Old 11th May 2003, 01:18   #4
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More people have died on 747s but they still use them. People still drive even though thousands get injured and die every day. It's all a game of calculated risk.

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Old 11th May 2003, 05:06   #5
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Sure beats the safety record of most cars. And people still drive those. Busses too if we're comparing mass transit vehicles. Flying is way safer than driving, even in an old Russian cargo plane
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Old 11th May 2003, 09:56   #6
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Old 11th May 2003, 23:41   #7
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Old 12th May 2003, 23:00   #9
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Be nice to him, Bob. It was actually quite a funny joke, something of a rarity for poor old Bilbo.


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Old 20th May 2003, 21:52   #12
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Fuck man, I feel sorry for them.

I'm telling you, it's crappy Russian tehcnology.... tsk tsk tsk..

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Old 21st May 2003, 23:58   #13
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BUHAHAHAHA
I'm sorry, that's just fucking funny

sorry about the people though

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That was very funny but I do not think anybody was hit by the falling bodies or cargo.
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