Narrative:Cubana flight 787 took off from Santiago for a flight to Havana. As the aircraft was climbing through a height of 500 feet, the Antonov began to bank to the left. It began to descend until it crashed into the sea.
|Date:||Friday 11 July 1997|
|Operator:||Cubana de Aviación|
|C/n / msn:|| 27307610|
|First flight:|| 1972|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39|
|Total:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) off Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (Cuba)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Cuba|
|Destination airport:||Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba|
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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 Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 754 km (471 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.