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Statuts:Enquęte Officielle
Date:dimanche 3 septembre 1989
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Iliouchine Il-62M
Compagnie:Cubana de Aviación
Immatriculation: CU-T1281
Numéro de série: 3850453
Année de Fabrication: 1988
Heures de vol:1326
Moteurs: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Equipage:victimes: 11 / ŕ bord: 11
Passagers:victimes: 115 / ŕ bord: 115
Total:victimes: 126 / ŕ bord: 126
Victimes au sol:victimes: 24
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,7 km (0.4 milles) NE of Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Aéroport de destination:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Allemagne
Numéro de vol:CU9046
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.

» INAC Final Report


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

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Havana-José Martí International Airport et Köln/Bonn Airport est de 7968 km (4980 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus ŕ ce jour.
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