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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 24 Oktober 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew 40S2
Fluggesellschaft:Cubana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: CU-T1202
Werknummer: 9631449
Baujahr: 1976
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:14011
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Punta Jardinero (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Camagüey-Ign Agramonte International Airport (CMW/MUCM), Kuba
Flug nach:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Kuba
The Yakovlev 40 passenger plane, operating Cubana flight 2886, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain 4 km short of the runway at Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU).
The flight departed Camagüey at 01:04 hours local time. An NDB approach was flown to runway 09 but the approach was abandoned at 01:51 hours. A second attempt was made at 01:55, resulting in another aborted approach. The crew then attempted to manoeuvre visually for an approach to runway 27. The aircraft struck the ground, 4 km short of the threshold of runway 27.

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish): Technical error of piloting by the pilot in command of the aircraft to stop the NDB procedure and to continue flying according to visual flight rules (VFR) in existing weather circumstances with poor visual reference and the mountainous topography of the terrain, which made it advisable to operate according to instrument flight rules (IFR).

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Distance from Camagüey-Ign Agramonte International Airport to Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport as the crow flies is 263 km (164 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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