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Date:Tuesday 19 September 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:96 km (60 mls) W off Cuba (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Pinar del Rio Airport (QPD/MUPR), Cuba
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cuban man stole an Antonov 2 crop duster plane and headed for Miami with family members on board. The pilot was lost over sea and decided to ditch the plane near a ship as it ran out of fuel.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» The Deseret News - Sep 21, 2000
» BAAA-ACRO
» The Daily Ardmoreite


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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 608th loss
  • 196th fatal accident
  • 139th worst accident (at the time)
  • 176th worst accident (currently)
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