Accident Ilyushin Il-62M CU-T1283, Sunday 20 April 2008
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Date:Sunday 20 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-62M
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T1283
MSN: 4053823
Year of manufacture:1991
Engine model:Soloviev D-30KU
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) -   Dominican Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l Airport (SDQ/MDSD)
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Cubana Flight 201 took off from Santo Domingo (SDQ) on a regular service to Havana (HAV). At 45 nm from SDQ and at an altitude of 25000 feet the no. 2 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Fuel lines to engine no. 1 were compromised and a fire erupted. Also, debris had penetrated the fuselage, causing a decompression. Both engines were shut down and the captain decided to return to Santo Domingo.
An emergency descent was carried out, followed by a safe emergency landing.



photo (c) anon.; Santo Domingo-General Trujillo International Airport (SDQ/MDSD); 20 April 2008

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA); April 1999

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