Airplane Crash - Key West, Florida 04/25/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Key West, Florida


Date04/25/1951
Time11:49
LocationKey West, Florida
OperatorCubana de Aviacion / Military - US Navy
Flight #493
RouteMiami - Havana
TypeDouglas DC-4 /Beechcraft SMB-1
RegistrationCU-T188/39939
Cn/In10368
Aboard43
Fatalities43
Ground0
SummaryThe plane, on a flight from Miami to Cuba, collided with a US Navy Beechcraft at 4,000 feet. Thirty-nine killed on the DC-4, four killed on the Beechcraft. Failure of both crews to maintain sufficient vigilance under VFR conditions to prevent a collision.

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