Loss of control Accident Antonov An-24RV CU-T1262, Friday 11 July 1997
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Date:Friday 11 July 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24RV
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T1262
MSN: 27307610
Year of manufacture:1972
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24VT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km off Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) -   Cuba
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU)
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Cubana flight 787 took off from Santiago for a flight to Havana. As the aircraft was climbing through a height of 500 feet, the Antonov began to bank to the left. It began to descend until it crashed into the sea.


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  • 11th worst accident in 1997
  • 19th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 15th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; unknown

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