On 4 November 2010 Aero Caribbean Flight 883, an international scheduled passenger flight, was en route from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) to Havana (Cuba) via Santiago (Cuba). The ATR-72-212 aircraft departed Port-au-Prince at 16:44 local time carrying 61 passengers and seven crew and at 17:44 local time, while the French/Italian-made aircraft was en route to its final destination, Havana, the plane’s icing warning came on and the crew attempted to drop altitude. At 17:51 local time the twin engine turbo prop aircraft crashed near Guasimal in Sancti Spiritus province, Cuba.
Irwin Mitchell Aviation Law is investigating this accident which killed all onboard including 40 Cubans, 10 Argentineans and seven Mexicans. The flight was the last to depart Santiago de Cuba after the decision was made to close the airport because Hurricane Tomas was approaching the area. The Instituto de Aero Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba issued a final report stating that the combination of extreme weather conditions which caused severe icing and the crew’s errors in managing the situation were to blame for the accident.
If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.
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