Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455

Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455Wednesday October 6, 1976
Ten 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.

Crash Details

DateWednesday October 6, 1976
LocationOff Bridgetown, Barbados
Passengers48
Crew25
Fatalities73
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
OperatorCubana de Aviacion
RegistrationCU-T1201
Flight OriginBridgetown
Flight Destination Kingston
Off Bridgetown, Barbados
Cubana de Aviacion
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
1976