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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Date:Friday 27 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62M
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-86614
C/n / msn: 51903
First flight: 1975
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 61
Total:Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 70
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
The Il-62 operated on a flight from Moscow to Havana with stopovers in Frankfurt, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal.
The aircraft struck power lines and crashed about 1 km short of the runway.

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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 Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 6978 km (4361 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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