Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

Published on 9 January, 2014 at 4:30 pm By

Around 25 years ago UTA Flight 772 operating from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG airport in France crashed in Niger in a terror attack. Six Libyans were ultimately convicted. They used a suitcase bomb to blow up the plane, which resulted in the deaths of all 155 passengers and 15 crew members. Eighteen years later, families of the victims gathered at the crash site to build a memorial. Due to the remoteness of the crash location in the Tenere region, pieces of the wreckage could still be found at the site.


Advertisement

The memorial was created by Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an association of the victims’ families along with the help of local inhabitants. It was built mostly by hand using dark stones fetched from a place 70 kms away to create a 200-foot diameter circle that is visible using satellite picture available through Google Earth. The memorial was built over the course of two months in May and June of 2007. The memorial is anchored by the starboard wing of the aircraft which was trucked to the site from 10 miles away. Workers had to dig up the wing and empty it of sand. It has been built in such a way that it can be seen as a logo from the sky.

Credit: Natural Cures & Wikipedia

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 


Advertisement

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth



 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

 


Advertisement

Zoom in with Google Earth to this memorial in one of the remotest locations on earth

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Kangana Shared A Two Piece Picture of Her Got Trolled on Twitter

Kangana Shared A Two Piece Picture of Her Got Trolled on Twitter


17 Unseen Photos of Harshita Gaur, Famous Actress of Sadda Haq & Mirzapur

17 Unseen Photos of Harshita Gaur, Famous Actress of Sadda Haq & Mirzapur


Mia Khalifa Caught Using Her Face Mask To Pick Up Dog Poo And Put It back On Her Face

Mia Khalifa Caught Using Her Face Mask To Pick Up Dog Poo And Put It back On Her Face


Glamorous Avatar of Rasika Dugal, Mirzapur Actress Will Have You Drooling All Over Her Instagram Feed

Glamorous Avatar of Rasika Dugal, Mirzapur Actress Will Have You Drooling All Over Her Instagram Feed


30 Year Old Joselyn Cano Aka ‘Mexican Kim Kardashian’ Dies After Cosmetic surgery Gone Wrong

30 Year Old Joselyn Cano Aka ‘Mexican Kim Kardashian’ Dies After Cosmetic surgery Gone Wrong


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Gallery

Popular on The Web