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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41572
Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Date:24-FEB-1996
Time:15:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic C337 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 337C Super Skymaster
Owner/operator:Brothers To The Rescue
Registration: N2456S
MSN: 337-0756
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:ca 20 mls off Cuba -   Cuba
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Opa Locka, FL (KOPF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On February 24, 1996, Cuban Air Force fighter planes unlawfully shot down two small, unarmed civilian aircraft piloted by U.S. nationals in international airspace in the Florida Straits. The four men aboard — Armando Alejandre, Carlos Costa, Mario M. de la Peña, and Pablo Morales — were killed instantly. No wreckage or remains were recoverable.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010304X00536


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
02-Oct-2011 01:09 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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