This Saturday, May 18, a year after the plane crash occurred moments after the Boeing 737-200, with license plate XA-UHZ, of the Mexican company Damojh took off from the José Martí International Airport, in Havana, and plunged ashore with 113 people on board.
According to an information note published on Thursday, May 16, on the official website of the regime, the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC) determined, after a year of analyzing the flight recorders (black boxes), that the cause Most likely the accident was "the actions of the crew and their errors in the weight and balance calculations, which led to the loss of control and collapse of the aircraft during the takeoff stage".
Considered one of the worst accidents in the history of Cuban civil aviation, 112 people died, including 102 Cuban citizens, six Mexican crew members, two Argentine citizens, one Mexican citizen and two Sahrawi citizens living on the island.
The aircraft, which belonged to the Mexican airline Global Air, was headed on the morning of Friday May 18, 2018 to the province of Holguin, in the east. Three people were taken alive from the place of disaster, but finally only the young Cuban Mailén Díaz Almaguer survived, who ended up losing a leg after ten months hospitalized as a result of the physical and psychological damage suffered.
Irregularities of use
Data provided after the accident indicated that the aircraft, rented by Cubana de Aviación, had 40 years of exploitation. In addition, former employees of Global Air reported irregularities related to the safety of the operations of said airline, and a former pilot declared that the catastrophe "was announced" due to the "absolutely unsafe conditions" in which the damaged aircraft operated.
Not a few Cuban citizens had blamed the authorities of the Havana regime for renting aircraft that exceeded the average age of the fleets. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), this average is between 11.3 years of exploitation. It also transpired at that time that, on at least one occasion, Global Air had been canceled a contract for the operation of internal flights in Cuba for "repeated breaches of its obligations".
It was also criticized that, at the end of November 2018, just six months after the accident and without having given official news about the investigations regarding the disaster, Cuba would be elected to the presidency of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC). . . (tagsToTranslate) cuba (t) report (t) boeing