OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

The President of Cuba’s Civil Aeronautics Institute, Armando Daniel López, reported that the investigation of the Boeing 737-200 accident, which occurred near Havana’s José Martí International Airport on May 18, continues and that collaboration has begun with authorities from Mexico, where the plane was registered and its owners based, and the United States, where the aircraft was manufactured in 1979.
Since 1944 Cuba has been a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialized agency, which outlines the responsibilities of different parties and protocols to be followed in such investigations, which are included in Cuba’s Aeronautical Regulations (RAC-13).
The objective of the investigation is to prevent similar accidents in the future or associated events of any nature.
The latest version of RAC-13 includes a chapter on the investigation commission’s final report, which is to be made public as soon as possible following an accident.