Boeing 737 crash in Cuba 18 May 2018 year
Boeing 737 crash in Cuba 18 May 2018 year

Boeing 737 crash in Cuba 18 May 2018 year

18 May 2018 year, when a passenger liner Boeing 737, owned by the carrier "Cubana de Aviacion", a flight from Havana to Holguin, a tragic plane crash occurred. The plane fell only a few kilometers from its take-off site, resulting in the death of more than a hundred people.

Chronicle of the air crash of Boeing 737 "Cubana de Aviacion" in Cuba

As follows from the official data, the passenger liner of Cubana de Aviacion, a Cuban airline, performed a flight from Havana to Holguin (east coast of Cuba - ed.), But only a few seconds after takeoff, the aircraft began to drastically lose altitude, as a result which struck the ground, exploded.

In fact, the plane fell not far from the capital airport of Cuba, which is perfectly visible on the video footage, but witnesses claim that there were no visual problems (smoke, flame, etc.) in the aircraft.

Due to the fact that the crash site is located relatively close to the airport, fire brigades, rescuers and medical aid arrived at the scene of the plane crash relatively quickly, however, despite this fact, nobody managed to survive in the tragedy, although the Cuban authorities did not confirm this fact for a long time.

Preliminary versions and causes of the plane crash in Cuba 18 May 2018 year

Specialists involved in the investigation of the plane crash, identified mainly three main versions of the tragedy that happened, which can not be confirmed or denied, however, only after a thorough investigation.

engine failure

The version about the refusal of the passenger airliner Boeing 737 of the company Cubana de Aviacion of the power unit appeared almost immediately after the tragedy, however, given the fact that the aircraft was not overloaded and could fly with one functioning engine, it is logical to assume that either the version is not true, or the tragedy could be preceded by the attendant factors, for example, the failure of the second engine.

"If the passenger airliner could not gain the necessary speed, then if the engine fails, it will actually lose it quickly and will fall", - the expert asserts.

On the other hand, according to preliminary data, the dispatcher of the capital's Cuban airport claims that the crew did not report any technical problems on board.

Error crew

The error version of the crew is considered during the investigation of air crashes almost always, and the current tragedy was no exception. It is reported that the aircraft was operated by a foreign crew, which, quite possibly, could become one of the circumstances of the tragedy, but only under certain conditions.

Given the testimony of witnesses that the aircraft began to fall sharply, it is logical to assume that this could have contributed to the actions of the pilots

Poor-quality fuel

One version of the crash involving the Boeing 737 airliner in Cuba is also called the version of poor-quality fuel in the tanks of the aircraft. There were no fundamental factors indicating exactly this circumstance, but experts did not rule out that this version may also need careful study.

Victims and victims of a plane crash in Cuba

Official data on how many passengers and crew members were on board the 18 2018 crashed passenger airliner Boeing 737. According to one information, we are talking about 104 citizens, others about 107 (including crew members), but there is information that the plane could carry up to 113 people on its board.

As a result of the fall of the plane from a high altitude and the subsequent explosion, only four citizens managed to survive, two of whom later died in large from injuries and injuries.