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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 15 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T172
C/n / msn: 11671
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Eight CIA-supplied Douglas B-26B Invader bombers attacked the airport of Santiago in Cuba just prior to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground


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