Mystery of Flight 455: Forty years on questions remain about whether the CIA was behind the bombing of a Cuban passenger jet in which 73 people died
Forty years ago today a Douglas DC-8 aircraft trundled down the runway at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados and took off, climbing into a blue Caribbean sky.
As Flight 455 reached 18,000 feet, a bomb went off under an empty seat, the plane's ascent slowed and it began to bank dangerously.
Eight minutes later a second bomb went off in the toilet at the back of the plane and the plane plunged into the ocean.
Everyone on board perished.
Among them were the 73 people on board were a girl aged nine and all 24 members of Cuba's national fencing team, who had won the world... read more
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