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Status:Preliminary
Date:04 NOV 2010
Time:17:45
Type:ATR-72-212
Operator:Aerocaribbean
Registration: CU-T1549
C/n / msn: 459
First flight: 1995
Total airframe hrs:25000
Cycles:34500
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 61 / Occupants: 61
Total:Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 68
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Guasimal, Sancti Spiritus Province (Cuba) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (SCU/MUCU), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Flightnumber: 883
Narrative:
An ATR-72-212 passenger plane, registration CU-T1549, was destroyed in an accident near Guasimal, Sancti Spiritus Province, Cuba. All 68 on board were killed. The airplane operated on Aerocaribbean Flight 883 from Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) to Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV).
The pilot radioed an emergency at 17:42. Contact was then lost. The airplane crashed in mountainous terrain.


Sources:
» Cuba says all 68 on board died in plane crash
» ATR Statement

Statistics
11th loss of a ATR-72
worst accident involving a ATR-72 (at the time)
worst accident involving a ATR-72 (currently)
3rd worst accident in Cuba (at the time)
3rd worst accident in Cuba (currently)

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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 Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (SCU/MUCU) to Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (HAV/MUHA) as the crow flies is 754 km (471 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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