Accident
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:jeudi 4 novembre 2010
Heure:17:51
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR-72-212
Compagnie:Aerocaribbean
Immatriculation: CU-T1549
Numéro de série: 459
Année de Fabrication: 1995
Heures de vol:25000
Cycles:34500
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 61 / à bord: 61
Total:victimes: 68 / à bord: 68
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Guasimal, Sancti Spiritus Province (   Cuba) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Cuba
Aéroport de destination:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Numéro de vol: 883
Détails:
An ATR-72-212 passenger plane, registration CU-T1549, was destroyed in an accident near Guasimal, Sancti Spiritus Province, Cuba. All 68 on board were killed. The airplane operated on Aerocaribbean Flight 883 from Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP), Haiti to Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU), Cuba and Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV). It took off from Santiago at 16:44 and climbed to a cruising altitude of FL180. At 17:36 the crew contacted Havana Control, requesting permission to climb to FL200.
During the climb the Total Air Temperature (TAT) dropped from +3°C to -1°C. The airspeed dropped from 196 kts to 176 kts.
At 17:44, at FL200, the ICING caution light illuminated on the instrument panel with an associated chime. This was followed by the illumination of the AOA light several seconds later. At 17:46 the crew toggled the anti-icing switches on the overhead panel and contacted Havana Control to request permission to descent to FL160 due to icing.
However, the controller reported conflicting traffic 30 miles ahead. The crew then requested vectors to enable them to descend. Clearance was given to change course from 295° to 330°. At 17:49, with an airspeed of 156 kts, the airplane commenced a right bank. Then suddenly the airplane banked left and right before banking 90° to the left again with a steep nose down attitude. The crew struggled to control the plane, which was banking turning and losing altitude. At 17:51:03 the airplane struck mountainous terrain.
After a six-week investigation, civil aviation officials concluded that "the flight was proceeding normally until it found itself in extreme meteorological conditions that caused the airplane to ice up severely at an altitude of 20,000ft (6,100m). This, in conjunction with errors by the crew in managing the situation, caused the accident."


Sources:
» Cuba says all 68 on board died in plane crash
» ATR Statement


Photos

photo of ATR-72-212 EC-HBU
EC-HBU was bought from Continental Express in 1995; it was sold to Aero Caribbean as CU-T1549 in October 2006
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport et Havana-José Martí International Airport est de 754 km (471 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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