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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Fecha:domingo 7 febrero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operador:Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
Registración: 209
Numéro de série: 11643
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:Straits of Florida (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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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 Havana-José Martí International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 376 km (235 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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