Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 18 March 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T879
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)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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.
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