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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Monday 28 March 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D-40
Registration: CU-T1539
MSN: 2964017102
First flight: 1983
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 87
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Caracas-Simon Bolivar Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
The aircraft failed to takeoff from runway 09 (9930 long). It overran the runway and came to rest on a small hill. The landing gear was sheared off in the slide, the engines sustained serious damage and the no. 1 engine had separated from its mountings.

Runway excursion

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-18D-40-CU-T1539
accident date: 28-03-2005
type: Ilyushin Il-18D-40
registration: CU-T1539

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 Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 2128 km (1330 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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