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Last updated: 22 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 13 May 1980
Time:10:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T322
C/n / msn: 1642
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) off Varadero (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Varadero Airport (VRA/MUVR), Cuba
Destination airport:Varadero Airport (VRA/MUVR), Cuba
Narrative:
The Il-14 took off for a training flight from the Varadero Airport, Cuba, at 09:56 local time (13:56 UTC). Eighteen minutes later the flight reported level at 6500 feet.
As the flightcrew began practicing stalls, the aircraft entered into a left-hand spin and the crew was unable to recover it. At 10:19 the aircraft was observed descending until it crashed offshore.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» E-mail Adrian Leon May 21, 2020
» Soviet Transports
» E-mail Warren Villareal, May 15, 2018


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