2017 Aerogaviota Antonov An-26 crash
An Antonov An-26 of Aerogaviota
|Date||28 April 2017|
|Site||Near Candelaria, Artemisa Province, Cuba|
|Aircraft type||Antonov An-26|
|Flight origin||Gustavo Rizo Airport, Baracoa, Cuba|
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.
The aircraft was on a military flight from Gustavo Rizo Airport, Baracoa. It crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain, near Candelaria, Artemisa Province. 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.
The Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces set up a commission to investigate the accident.
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