Accident description
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 11 July 1997
Time:21:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24RV
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T1262
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) off Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (   Cuba) show on map
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
Flightnumber: 787
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.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Miami Herald
» Airclaims
» ICAO Adrep


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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.
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