Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 6 Oktober 1976
Zeit:17:24
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas DC-8-43
Fluggesellschaft:Cubana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: CU-T1201
Werknummer: 45611/127
Baujahr: 1961
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508-12
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 48 / Insassen: 48
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 73 / Insassen: 73
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Bridgetown International Airport (BGI) (   Barbados) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
Flug nach:Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaika
Flugnummer: 455
Unfallbericht:
At 17:15 Flight 455 took off from Bridgetown runway 09, heading for Kingston. Nine minutes later, the crew tried to turn back to Barbados due to an explosion. The DC-8 lost height rapidly and crashed in a nose down, right wing low attitude into the sea, 5 miles offshore.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The detonation of an explosive device at the rear of the cabin which initiated an uncontrollable fire producing toxic gases resulting in eventual incapacitation of the pilots."

Informationsquelle:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport to Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport as the crow flies is 1919 km (1199 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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