Crash of a Boeing 737-275C off Honolulu

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2021 at 0145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N810TA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Honolulu – Kahului
MSN:
21116/427
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
MUI810
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 0133LT on a cargo service (flight MUI810) to Kahului. While climbing by night, the crew contacted ATC and declared an emergency following the failure of the left engine, and was cleared to return. Due to the position of the aircraft, the crew was suggested to divert to Kalaeloa Airport located about 15 km west of Honolulu Intl Airport. Eventually, the crew elected to ditch the aircraft that came to rest about 3 km south of Kalaeloa Airport. Both pilots were seriously injured and rescued by USCG. The aircraft sank and was lost. Operations to recover the wreckage are under way.

Crash of a Boeing 737-201 in Havana: 112 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2018 at 1208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UHZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Havana – Holguín
MSN:
21816/592
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
CU972
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
107
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
112
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 06 at Havana-José Martí Airport, while in initial climb, the airplane initiated a right turn then descended until it struck power cables and a railway track before it disintegrated in a wooded area located less than a km east from the airfield. Three female passengers were seriously injured while 110 other occupants were killed, among them 102 Cubans, 6 Mexicans (crew) and 2 Argentinians. The aircraft was operated by Cubana de Aviacíon under a wet lease contract from the Mexican operator Global Air (Damojh Aéreolíneas). Three days after the accident, one of the three survivors died from her injuries. A second survivor died one week later, on May 25.
Probable cause:
Errors in weight and balance calculations caused the aircraft to adopt a critical angle of attack after rotation.