Narrative:Antonov 24 CU-T879 collided in midair with Cubana DC-8 CU-T1200. The outer portion of the DC-8's wing, including an engine, separated. The DC-8 landed safely however. The Antonov crashed, killing all 5 on board.
Mid air collision
Loss of control
|Date:||Thursday 18 March 1976|
|Operator:||Cubana de Aviación|
|C/n / msn:|| 67302501|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Havana ( Cuba)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
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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.