American International Airways Flight 808Wednesday August 18, 1993
On august 18, 1993, a Douglas DC-8-61 freighter, registered to American International Airways (now Kalitta Air), collided with level terrain approximately 1/4 mile from the approach end of runway 10, after the captain lost control of the airplane while approaching the Leeward Point Airfield at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and post-accident fire, and the three flight crewmembers sustained serious injuries. The NTSB determined that the impaired judgment and decision-making displayed by the pilot likely resulted from fatigue due to extended flight hours.