Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 18 March 1976
Type:Douglas DC-8-43
Operating for:Cubana de Aviación
Leased from:Air Canada
Registration: CU-T1200
C/n / msn: 45638/156
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508-12
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-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, QC (YMX/CYMX), Canada
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Flightnumber: 455
Narrative:
An Antonov 24, registered CU-T879, collided in midair with a Cubana Douglas DC-8, CU-T1200. The outer portion of the DC-8's wing, including an engine, separated. The DC-8 landed safely at Havana. The Antonov crashed, killing all 5 on board.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» The Calgary Herald - Mar 19, 1976


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CF-TJK was later sold to Cubana as CU-T1200
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, QC to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 2615 km (1635 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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