2017 Aerogaviota Antonov An-26 crash

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2017 Aerogaviota Antonov An-26 crash
A white and blue twin-engine aircraft parked at an airport
An Antonov An-26 of Aerogaviota
Accident
Date28 April 2017 (2017-04-28)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteNear Candelaria, Artemisa Province, Cuba
Aircraft
Aircraft typeAntonov An-26
OperatorAerogaviota
RegistrationCU-T1406
Flight originGustavo Rizo Airport, Baracoa, Cuba
Occupants8
Fatalities8
Survivors0

On 29 April 2017, an Antonov An-26 of Aerogaviota crashed northeast of the city of San Cristobal in the Loma de la Pimienta Mountain Range in the area near Las Terrazas, Cuba, killing all 8 people on board. The aircraft departed Baracoa Airport and at the time of the accident there were no adverse weather conditions prevailing.

Aircraft[edit]

The accident aircraft was an Antonov An-26.[1]

Accident[edit]

The aircraft was on a military flight from Gustavo Rizo Airport, Baracoa.[2] It crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain,[3] near Candelaria, Artemisa Province.[4] Initially reported as a civil flight with 39 people on board, Cuban officials later confirmed that the flight was a military flight that had crashed, killing all eight people on board.[1][2]

Investigation[edit]

The Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces set up a commission to investigate the accident.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beltrán, Federico. "Accidente aéreo en Cuba: Se estrella avión de Aerogaviota en Pinar del Río" [Accident in Cuba: Aerogaviota plane crashes in Pinar del Río] (in Spanish). Cibercuba. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Passenger plane disappears from radar in Cuba – local media". Russia Today. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead". BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  4. ^ Espinosa, Ramon (29 April 2017). "Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board". Miami Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2017.