Airplane Crash - Off Bridgetown, Barbados 10/06/1976

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Bridgetown, Barbados


Date10/06/1976
Time13:24
LocationOff Bridgetown, Barbados
OperatorCubana de Aviacion
Flight #455
RouteBridgetown - Kingston
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
RegistrationCU-T1201
Cn/In45611/48
Aboard73
Fatalities73
Ground0
SummaryTen minutes after taking off from Barbados the aircraft reported an explosion aboard. The plane was seen below the overcast trailing smoke. The aircraft crashed into the Caribbean sea. Detonation of an explosive device in the aft of the cabin which initiated an uncontrollable fire which led to the incapacitation of the crew.

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