TIL of the 2003 Congo Air Disaster, when upwards of 200 people were sucked out of the plane to their deaths when the cargo door failed. by whatilearned November 15, 2021, 5:30 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Congo_air_disaster What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote aircargocongodeathsdisasterdoorfailedpeopleplanesuckedTILToday I learned See more Previous article TIL there was a 12th Amendment that was passed by Congress that, with the current US population, would require 6,658 members of the House of Representatives. Next article What are some films that are extremely overrated? 3 Comments Leave a Reply >Survivors claimed that many people had disappeared after the incident, and stated that as many as 200 people, including women and children, were killed in the incident. Ukrainian defence ministry spokesman Konstantin Khyvrenko stated that no one was hurt in the accident, but survivors stated that many were injured by flying baggage and cargo. At least two pregnant women experienced miscarriages resulting from shock. The government only confirmed the deaths of 17 people, while officials estimated that as many as 60 may have been killed and airport officials placed the number of fatalities at 129. Aviation officials and western diplomats in Congo estimated that at least 170 people were killed in the incident. Of the more than 160 passengers in the cargo compartment, only about 40% returned to the airport. Estimates for deaths: Congolese Government Confirmed: 17 Officials: ~60 Airport Officials: 129 Aviation Officials/Western Diplomats: >=170 Survivors: up to 200 Ukrainian defense ministry: 0 Log in to Reply Wtf. Wow. Log in to Reply Seat belts, people. Seat belts. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.