Narrative:The aircraft overran the wet runway 19 on landing, went down a steep slope and crashed into 10 houses past the runway end.
|Date:||Tuesday 21 December 1999|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30|
|Operating for:||Cubana de Aviación|
|Leased from:||AOM French Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 46890/77|
|First flight:|| 1973-02-11 (26 years 11 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||85760|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
Weather was reported to include a 360deg wind at 8 knots, 6nm visibility and cloud base at 2200 feet agl.
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."
» Juan Carlos Munoz R.
» Norman E. Avila
» Steve Caisse
» Tommy Maurer
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||Report f-di991221e|
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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1258 km (786 miles).