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Accident description
Last updated: 17 August 2018
Status:
Date:Monday 14 May 1973
Time:16:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T876
C/n / msn: 67302403
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nueva Gerona Airport (GER/MUNG), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Flightnumber:CU707
Narrative:
The An-24 crashed in bad weather on landing at Havana Airport.
Pilot error on the part of the captain and the use of non-standard phraseology by the co-pilot were considered to have caused the accident.
Three occupants died, four were seriously injured and another ten suffered minor injuries.

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Distance from Nueva Gerona Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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