Remembering the Cubana crash
5:55 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 6, 2010 – The memory of those killed in the October 6, 1976 terrorist attack off the coast of Barbados continues to live on in the minds of many around the world.
Representatives from Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, China and Barbados gathered today at the Cubana monument site in Paynes Bay, St James and laid wreaths in memory of those killed in the deadly attack.
Thirty four years ago 73 people – 48 passengers and 25 crew members – were travelling on board a Douglas DC-8 aircraft, Cubana flight 455 which was on route to Cuba when it was bombed off the West Coast of Barbados.
Among those who died in the crash were 57 Cubans, 11 Guyanese and five North Koreans.