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Accident description
Last updated: 29 May 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 21 December 1999
Time:ca 09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operating for:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: F-GTDI
C/n / msn: 46890/77
First flight: 1973-02-11 (26 years 11 months)
Total airframe hrs:85760
Cycles:27331
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-50C
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 18
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 296
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 314
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Flightnumber:CU1216
Narrative:
The aircraft overran the wet runway 19 on landing, went down a steep slope and crashed into 10 houses past the runway end.
Weather was reported to include a 360deg wind at 8 knots, 6nm visibility and cloud base at 2200 feet agl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is the result of an overshoot on a wet runway, with the crew failing to go around, followed by insufficient deceleration.
The overshoot happened after a visual stabilized approach with the use of PAPI."

Accident investigation:
cover
investigating agency: Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France
status: Final
number: Report f-di991221e
download report: Report f-di991221e

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» FAA
» Juan Carlos Munoz R.
» Norman E. Avila
» Steve Caisse
» Tommy Maurer


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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 Havana-José Martí International Airport to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1258 km (786 miles).

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