The Russian foreign ministry reports that the aircraft lost a [[propeller]], then a wing struck an obstacle, shearing the wing off prior to crashing.<ref name="reuters_oct5"/> Striking a market before coming to rest at a residence at 77 Mayulu Av in the ''Kingasani'' district of the [[Kimbanseke]] commune, at least 49 people on the ground were killed. The reports of survivors are conflicting: initial reports had all aboard killed, including the [[Russia]]n [[Aviator|pilot]], [[copilot]] and [[flight engineer]], yet later [[Reuters]] reported that an on-board mechanic survived,<ref name="reuters_oct5"/> while Associated Press claims a flight attendant also survived,<ref>
Ensuite, il a commencé à percuter des maisons. Tous les colis des marchandises qui étaient à bord ont fait mouvement vers l’avant de l’avion. J’ai aperçu à côté de moi un trou par lequel je suis sorti sans savoir comment, et je suis tombé sur une flaque d’eau sablonneuse. J’ai pu alors contempler les flammes de l’avion qui consumait. Il ne s’agissait pas d’un poids exagéré. C’est une simple défaillance mécanique.<ref>[http://www.digitalcongo.net/article/47199 Digital Congo coverage (in French)] 2007-10-05</ref></blockquote>
Eye ekoki kondimbolama na lolenge luye :<blockquote> We had taken off after taxiing for three minutes. At once, I noted that the plane started to pitch. The effort of the pilot to right the plane remained vain. At this point in time the stewardess told me to put on my seat belt. At that time, the plane started to fly low and it struck a palm tree and lost a wing.
Then it started to strike houses. All the parcels of goods which were on board shifted toward the front of the plane. I noticed beside me a hole by which I left without knowing how, and I fell into a mud puddle. I then could contemplate the flames which consumed the plane. It was not about excess weight. It's a simple mechanical failure.</blockquote>
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