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Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4 April 2011

A United Nations aircraft carrying UN and non-UN personnel crashed on landing in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, on 4 April 2011, killing all but one of the 33 people on board.

The wreckage of the plane which crashed 4 April  in Kinshasa.

The wreckage of the plane which crashed 4 April in Kinshasa,
Democratic Republic of the Congo. (UN Photo/Myriam Asmani)

The plane, which had been on a flight from the north-eastern city of Kisangani to the capital, Kinshasa, broke into pieces as it was attempting to land in Kinshasa amid heavy rain and high winds. All four crew members and 28 of the 29 passengers were killed.

The victims included Ahmedou El-Becaye Seck, the director of the electoral assistance division of the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), who had been on attachment to the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).

The Fallen

Carlos Manuel Bastos de Barros (São Tomé and Principe) UN Volunteer/Electoral Logistics Officer
Jeroen Bervoets (Belgium) UN Volunteer/Management Assistant, MONUSCO
Kristina Bonnez (Belgium) Senior Conduct Discipline Officer, MONUSCO
Oumar Dia (Mauritania) Operations Manager/Electoral, UNDP
Henri Badila Diangituka (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Database Assistant, OCHA
Jean-Robert Exile (Haiti) Facilities Assistant, MONUSCO
Major K M Ziaul Haque (Bangladesh) MONUSCO
Numbi Kabange (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Human Resource Assistant, OCHA
Ble Kacouchia (Côte d'Ivoire) Chief Technical Advisor/Electoral, UNDP
Augustin Kasonga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Logistics Assistant, WFP
Alain Kipala Bangila (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Driver, MONUSCO
Alain Lubamba Kongolo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Field Operations Liaison Coordinator, ICC
Gracia Jonas Maforikan (Benin) Electoral Officer, MONUSCO
John Shebitu Mbembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Nurse, MONUSCO
Corporal Md Younus Meah (Bangladesh) MONUSCO
Michael Muchiri (Kenya) Security Officer, MONUSCO
Esinam Safo (Ghana) UNV Air Operations Assistant, MONUSCO
Ahmedou El-Becaye Seck (Senegal) Chief Electoral Officer, MONUSCO
Jonas Somé (Burkina Faso) Physical Security and Stockpile Management Advisor, UNOPS
Kadiatou Thiero (Mali) Administrative Assistant, MONUSCO
Petrus Van Vuuren (South Africa) Contractor/Senior Medical Coordinator, UNOPS
Hyacinthe Die Vany (Côte d'Ivoire) UNPOL, MONUSCO

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