Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 25 December 1999
Time:20:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 42D
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T1285
C/n / msn: 4520424914068
First flight: 1991
Engines: 3 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bejuma (   Venezuela) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Valencia Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Flightnumber: 310
Narrative:
Crashed into San Luis hill, some 12km from Valencia. The last contact with the flight was when the pilot radioed the Valencia control tower to say that he was descending from 8,000 to 4,000 feet (2,438 to 1,219 meters) as part of his approach after circling for about 40mins.

Sources:
» El Universal
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/00 (#77)


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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 Valencia Airport as the crow flies is 2087 km (1304 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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