Cuban pilot strays and lands in South Florida in an old Russian plane

A Cuban pilot landed this Friday in a airport in south florida (United States), driving an old Russian-made plane, the authorities reported.

The Antonov An-2 single-engine biplane landed at the Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport, around 11:30 am local time.

the aerodrome of Dade-Collier It is located near the immense wetland of the Florida Everglades, near the highway that leads from Miami to Tampa, known as the Tamiami Trail.

The Cuban pilot said he flew from Sancti Spíritus, a central Cuban province more than 400 kilometers east of Havana, Miami International Airport officials said.

The US Customs and Border Protection Office launched an investigation into what happened.

The digital media CiberCuba identified the pilot as ruben martinez and showed images of the small plane, yellow and blue, stopped on the edge of the aerodrome runway.

According to CiberCuba, Martínez was a pilot for the Cuban Air Services Company (ENSA).

The circumstances in which he took control of the plane to divert it from its trajectory are unknown.

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Russian aircraft

The Antonov An-2, also called Annushkais a single-engine biplane originally from the 1940s and was the first model in the Antonov range of aircraft, which also operate in commercial aviation.

The model that landed in Florida is generally used as light transport with a capacity for 12 passengers, skydiving and agricultural work.

The number of Cubans arriving in the United States by sea and land has skyrocketed to historic levels in the past year.

So far in October, the authorities have intercepted more than 400 people at sea, aboard rudimentary boats.

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