70 Years ago today: On 6 December 1952 a Cubana DC-4 crashed into the sea off Bermuda, killing 37 of the 41 occupants.
|Date:||Saturday 6 December 1952|
|Operator:||Cubana de Aviación|
|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.