Cuba moves to final stage of probe into deadly plane crash

Cuba moves to final stage of probe into deadly plane crash

HAVANA , Sept. 19th Despite the sharp fall and explosions suffered by the aircraft of Cubana de Aviacion accident in Havana on May 18, the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba has reported that the black boxes were not damaged, and therefore its valuable content it is practically intact, Cuban Television reported today.

The report, which will be expanded in the stellar broadcast, provides information on the progress made by the aviation accident investigation committee of flight DMJ 0972 of the Mexican airline Global Air (also known as Aerolineas Damojh), leased by the Cuban airline of Aviation.

The authorities specified that 100% of the information collected in the Technical Parameters Box and the Audio Database was recovered between 90 and 95%.

The commission that investigates the causes of the accident in which 112 people died “works intensively, second to second, in the clarification of the same to decipher with accuracy if it was a human error or a technical failure” and the experts are attached to the protocol established by International Civil Aeronautics for this type of catastrophes, said the television report.

In July of this year, Global Air blamed its crew for the incident and said it was due to a “human failure”. According to the company in a statement, the pilots took off with “a very steep angle of ascent”, which created a “lack of lift that resulted in the collapse of the aircraft.”

However, these statements were denied by the Cuban government, as well as by the National Directorate of Civil Aviation of Mexico, which said days later that the investigations have not yet been completed, so the causes that caused the catastrophe are not known.

Shortly after the investigations began, the Government of Cuba made it clear that they will not look for those responsible for the plane crash, according to a statement on the incident issued by the Granma newspaper, a Communist Party press body.

“The only objective of the research is the prevention of future events or events of any category associated with them, so the purpose of this activity is not to determine the fault or responsibility,” the note said.

At the end of last August, the General Direction of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) of Mexico gave the green light so that Global Air, the company that rented to Cubana de Aviación the plane that crashed in Havana, would return to operate. Given the stupor that caused the news, a day later had to clarify that the airline has no aircraft authorized to operate in Aztec territory.

Global Air has refused to compensate the relatives of a 24-year-old Mexican flight attendant who died in the plane crashed. According to the father of the victim, the company owed him two months of work that Rodriguez and also refused to pay those payroll. The relatives of the girl made the complaint on July 11 but are still waiting for the resolution.

Relatives of three of the 112 passengers who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash in Havana have sued the Mexican company Global Air, owner of the Boeing leased by Cubana de Aviación that crashed in Cuba.

One is Juana Cutiño Alfaro, resident in the Island, whose two children died in the accident (Carlos Miguel de la Cruz Cutiño and Grettel Isel de la Cruz Cutiño). The other plaintiff is Elba Buitrago Cabrera, a resident of the United States, who lost his brother Jorge Luis Buitrago Cabrera (also a resident of the United States).

The lawsuits were filed in Chicago, where Boeing’s global headquarters is, the model of the crashed plane. The lawyer maintains that Global Air “was negligent in the training of its pilots”.
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