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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 3 september 1989
Tijd:18:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62M
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cubana de Aviación
Registratie: CU-T1281
Constructienummer: 3850453
Bouwjaar: 1988
Aantal vlieguren:1326
Aantal vluchten:254
Motoren: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 115 / inzittenden: 115
Totaal:slachtoffers: 126 / inzittenden: 126
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 24
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,7 km (0.4 mijl) NE of Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Vliegveld van aankomst:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Duitsland
Vluchtnummer:CU9046
Beschrijving:
Cubana flight 9046 was destroyed in a takeoff accident at Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV), Cuba. The aircraft, an Ilyuhsin 62M, operated on a charter flight from Havana to Milan, Italy, with a planned technical stop at Köln/Bonn, Germany.
The aircraft was cleared for a departure from runway 05. Weather was poor with a rain storm over the field with a 7/8 cloud cover at 540-600 meters altitude and cumulonimbus clouds in the area. The final wind check before takeoff was reported to be 90 degrees at 20-26 knots. Takeoff was commenced at 18:56 hours. The gear was raised after takeoff and the flaps were selected up to 15° from 30° while the aircraft climbed through an altitude of 40 meters (130 ft), reaching a highest altitude of 56 meters (184 ft). The aircraft was caught in downdrafts and descended until impacting ILS aerials 67 seconds after commencing takeoff and 220 meters past the runway end. The aircraft broke up and burst into flames as it proceeded up a hill before crashing into a residential area. All 126 on board died in the accident, along with 24 persons on the ground. One passenger, a 22 year old male initially survived the crash but died on September 11, eight days after the accident.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause (translated from Spanish):
1) The existence of an adverse atmospheric phenomenon of windshear at low altitude, of which existence the captain did not know.
2) An unwise decision of the pilot in command to not postpone the takeoff given the existing weather conditions near the airfield.

Bronnen:
» INAC Final Report


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photo of Ilyushin-Il-62M-CU-T1281
accident date: 03-09-1989
type: Ilyushin Il-62M
registration: CU-T1281
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Havana-José Martí International Airport en Köln/Bonn Airport bedraagt 7968 km (4980 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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