Date & Time: May 14, 1973 at 1603 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Nueva Gerona – Havana
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Havana-José Martí-Rancho Boyeros Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane struck the ground and crashed few km short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed, three passengers were killed and 18 other occupants were injured.
The exact cause of the accident remains unclear but it was reported that the captain made some errors on approach while the copilot failed to use standard phraseology.