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How The Bombing Of Cubana Flight 455 Wiped Out A Generation Of Talented Fencers

Exactly 46 years ago today, on Wednesday, October 6th, 1976, a Cubana de Aviación Douglas DC-8 was blown up, killing all 73 passengers and crew, including every Cuban national fencing team member. Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 was a regularly scheduled flight between Guyana and Havana with stops at Piarco International Airport (POS) in Trinidad, Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados and Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Jamaica.The aircraft… ( More...

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Roy Hunte 2
A fascinating incident, to date, the only air disaster in or around Barbados.


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