ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-4 CU-T397 Bermuda-Kindley Field (BDA)
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Date:Saturday 6 December 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T397
MSN: 10319
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 41
Aircraft damage: 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 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.

» The News and Courier - Dec 7, 1952


photo of Douglas-DC-4-CU-T397
accident date: 06-12-1952
type: Douglas DC-4
registration: CU-T397

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).
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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