Illuyshin 76 crashes into Lake Victoria

A chartered cargo plane en route to Somalia with 11 people on board including three Burundian military officers working for the UN crashed into Lake Victoria after take-off from Uganda’s Entebbe airport, near the capital Kampala, earlier this week. The plane, an Illuyshin 76, operated by Aerolift and chartered by Dynacorp was carrying a cargo […]


Illuyshin 76 crashes Lake Victoria


A chartered cargo plane en route to Somalia with 11 people on board including three Burundian military officers working for the UN crashed into Lake Victoria after take-off from Uganda’s Entebbe airport, near the capital Kampala, earlier this week. The plane, an Illuyshin 76, operated by Aerolift and chartered by Dynacorp was carrying a cargo of tents and water purification equipment for the African Mission to Somalia (AMSOM). Africa’s air accident rate is six times worse than the rest of the world, according to the International Air Transport Association.