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.
|Date:||Thursday 18 March 1976|
|Operator:||Cubana de Aviación|
|C/n / msn:|| 45638/156|
|First flight:|| 1961|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 508-12 Conway|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Havana ( Cuba)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
CF-TJK was later sold to Cubana as CU-T1200
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.