Date: October 06, 1976
Time: 1324
Location: Off Bridgetown, Barbados
Operator: Cubana de Aviacion
Flight #: 455
Route: Bridgetown - Kingston
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
Registration: CU-T1201
cn / ln: 45611/48
Aboard: 73   (passengers:48  crew:25)
Fatalities: 73   (passengers:48  crew:25)
Ground: 0
Summary: Ten minutes after taking off from Barbados the aircraft reported an explosion aboard. The plane was seen below the overcast trailing smoke. The aircraft crashed into the Caribbean sea. Detonation of an explosive device in the aft of the cabin which initiated an uncontrollable fire which led to the incapacitation of the crew.

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