Accident Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3) 209,
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Date:Sunday 7 February 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
Registration: 209
MSN: 11643
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:Straits of Florida -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
A Cuban DC-3, named "Sierra Maestra", disappeared over the Gulf of Mexico during a ferry flight from Havana to Miami. The airplane, reportedly used for flights by Fidel Castro, the Prime Minister of Cuba, was being flown to Miami for propeller adjustment works.
A distress message was received at 14:10 but the plane was not located after a search. A jacket of the co-pilot spotted south of Miami 11 February 1960.


El Siglo de Torreon 9 February 1960, p3
Spokane Daily Chronicle - Feb 8, 1960
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Diario de la Marina - February 10, 1960
Diario de la Marina - February 12, 1960


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