Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 27 May 1977
Type:Ilyushin 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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba) show on map
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
Narrative:
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.


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