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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Datum:Sonntag 20 April 2008
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-62M
Fluggesellschaft:Cubana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: CU-T1283
Werknummer: 4053823
Baujahr: 1991
Triebwerk: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 117
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) (   Dominikanische Republik)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominikanische Republik
Flug nach:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
Cubana Flight 201 took off from Santo Domingo (SDQ) on a regular service to Havana (HAV). At 45 nm from SDQ and at an altitude of 25000 feet the no. 2 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Fuel lines to engine no. 1 were compromised and a fire erupted. Also, debris had penetrated the fuselage, causing a decompression. Both engines were shut down and the captain decided to return to Santo Domingo.
An emergency descent was carried out, followed by a safe emergency landing.


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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 Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 1410 km (881 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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