Country
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Artemisa

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near San Cristóbal: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-T1406
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Playa Baracoa - Playa Baracoa
MSN:
13502
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
FAR1436
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The plane left Playa Baracoa Airport at 0638LT bound to the southwest. Later, it crashed on the slope of Mt Loma de la Pimienta located about six km north of San Cristóbal, province of Artemisa. All eight crew members were killed. Owned by Aerogaviota, the airplane was operated by the Cuban Air Force (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias) under flight code FAR1436.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in San Antonio de los Baños: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 1963 at 0500 LT
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
On a night approach to San Antonio de los Baños Airport, the airplane was mistakenly shot down by Cuban soldiers and crashed, killing all 12 occupants, 8 Soviet soldiers and 4 Cuban crew.
Probable cause:
Shot down.