Date & Time: Sep 9, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-2
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Angel Lenin Iglesias Hernández stole the aircraft at Pinar del Río, took 9 family members on board and tried to reach Florida. But the aircraft ran out of fuel and ditched in the Gulf of Mexico. A passenger was killed while all 9 survivors were rescued by the bulk carrier christened 'Chios Dream'.
Probable cause:
Fuel exhaustion.