Cubana de Aviación Flight 310
A Yak-42D of Cubana de Aviación, similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||25 December 1999|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain aggravated by pilot error|
|Aircraft type||Yakovlev Yak-42|
|Operator||Cubana de Aviación|
|Flight origin||José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba|
|Destination||Simón Bolívar International Airport, Caracas, Venezuela|
Cubana de Aviación Flight 310 was a scheduled international flight from José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba, to Arturo Michelena International Airport, Valencia, Venezuela, which crashed near Bejuma, Venezuela, on 25 December 1999. All 22 people on board were killed.
The flight had departed José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba bound for Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. Due to mudslides and flooding, the flight was diverted to Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia. The aircraft was held for 40 minutes.
The pilots called Air Traffic Control at Valencia Airport to say that they were descending from 8,000 feet (2,400 m) to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to get ready to approach. As Flight 310 started its approach to Valencia Airport the aircraft struck the San Luis Hill. The aircraft crashed near the town of Bejuma. All 22 passengers and crew died in the crash, which happened at 20:18 local time (00:48, 26 December UTC). The location of the crash was .
Passengers and crew
The nationalities of the victims of Flight 310 were-
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