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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 14 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T876
MSN: 67302403
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nueva Gerona Airport (GER/MUNG), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
The An-24 crashed in bad weather on landing at Havana Airport.
Pilot error on the part of the captain and the use of non-standard phraseology by the co-pilot were considered to have caused the accident.
Three occupants died, four were seriously injured and another ten suffered minor injuries.

» La Nación 20 May 1973, p20
» ABC (Madrid) 17 May 1973, p47
» Soviet Transports


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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 Nueva Gerona Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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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