Alain Kipala Bangila
Alain Kipala Bangila, a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), worked as a driver for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).
He died on 4 April 2011 aboard a UN plane which had been on a flight from the north-eastern city of Kisangani. The plane crashed at about 1:30 p.m. as it tried to land amid heavy rain and high winds, at N’Djili airport in Kinshasa (DRC).
Alain had joined the Mission in 2009.
A mechanic by training, Alain worked for PAE-ESKO, and the Église Néo-Apostolique, prior to working for the United Nations.
Alain is survived by his wife, Manga Bora, and six children.
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