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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 19 Januar 1985
Zeit:08:22
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin 18D
Fluggesellschaft:Cubana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: CU-T899
Werknummer: 188011102
Baujahr: 1968
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 33 / Insassen: 33
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 38 / Insassen: 38
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe San José de los Lajas (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
Flug nach:Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Unfallbericht:
The Ilyushin turned right twice with 30° bank, then turned left with a vertical bank, lost control and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Possibly failure of the artificial horizon and obstruction or aileron control due to shifted cargo."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#52)
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport as the crow flies is 1262 km (789 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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