Union des Transportes Aeriens Flight 772

Union des Transportes Aeriens Flight 772Tuesday September 19, 1989
While climbing through FL 350, 46 minutes after takeoff, a bomb exploded in a container in location 13-R in the forward cargo hold. The aircraft disintegrated and crashed into the desert. A Congolese man, who boarded at Brazzaville and disembarked at Ndjamena was believed to have brought the bomb aboard.

Crash Details

DateTuesday September 19, 1989
LocationNear Bilma, Niger
Passengers156
Crew15
Fatalities171
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
OperatorUnion des Transportes Aeriens
RegistrationN54629
Flight OriginN'Djamena
Flight Destination Paris
Near Bilma, Niger
Union des Transportes Aeriens
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
1989