Monument To Cubana Flight 455

Before September 11th 2001 the most deadly act of airline terrorism in the western hemisphere took place in Barbados with the bombing of Cubana Flight 455 which was bound from Barbados to Jamaica.  Anti Castro terrorists placed the bomb on the aircraft which exploded shortly after takeoff. The pilot attempted to return the mortally wounded aircraft to the then Seawell (now Grantley Adams International) Airport in Barbados,  however the aircraft crashed in the sea off of the Island’s West Coast. The crash claimed the lives of all 73 people on board. More information on this tragedy can be found on wikipeadia HERE.

The monument in the picture was erected at Paynes Bay in Barbados as a memorial  to those who lost their lives on that dark day.

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  1. Pingback: “Above the vulgar flight of common souls.” « Blog Archive « Photography By Leslie St. John

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