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Accident description
Last updated: 5 December 2016
Date:Thursday 9 February 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T827
C/n / msn: 401504
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:993
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mexico City (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error in that 1) He executed an IFR descent procedure other than that which was established for Mexico City International Airport; and 2) He discontinued IFR flight during the descent outside the area protected for VFR flight at that time of day and in the reported weather conditions, below the absolute minima established for descent."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 107-AN/81 (235-241)
» Scramble 193(64)


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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 1760 km (1100 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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