I was just browsing through some flights in my AirNav Flight Tracker when I stumbled across the strangest thing. Cubana Flight 1546 from YQX to HAV is being operated by an IL-18. First of all, I can't see why a Cubana flight would have a routing of YQX-HAV unless is was on an Int'l flight and had to stop at Gander for a fuel stop. I know that such flights used to be operated on SVO-YQX-HAV routes, but the IL-62s were used on this route.
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I can not see why or even how they can be using an IL-18. According to the latest version of JP, Cubana doesn't have any more IL-18s left in their fleet. The only IL-18s in Cuba are operated by Aerocaribbean and they sure wouldn't have any business up in Gander. I double checked on Flytecomm and it gave me the same results - euipment is an IL-18. The only explanation I can come up with is that there was a system error and the flight is indeed being operated by an IL-62. Any and all info would be very much appreciated!!