71 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
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
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.