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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 7 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT Tri-Motor
Operator:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Esperanza (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Clara Airport (SNU/MUSC), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Narrative:
Fuel exhausted in poor weather. The airplane crashed while attempting to return to Santa Clara. It crashed into a small house, 9 km from Santa Clara.



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Distance from Santa Clara Airport to Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport as the crow flies is 257 km (161 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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