Narrative:The DC-4 crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff. The airplane operated on a flight from Madrid, Spain to Havana (HAV), Cuba. It had arrived at Bermuda from Santa Maria, Azores at 03:30 for a refueling stop.
|Date:||06 DEC 1952|
|Operator:||Cubana de Aviación|
|C/n / msn:|| 10319|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 33|
|Total:||Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 41 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4,5 km (2.8 mls) NE off Bermuda-Kindley Field (BDA) (Bermuda)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bermuda-Kindley Field (BDA/TXKF), Bermuda|
|Destination airport:||Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba|
» The News and Courier - Dec 7, 1952
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bermuda-Kindley Field to Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport as the crow flies is 2016 km (1260 miles).
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.