Date & Time: Dec 6, 1952 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Madrid – Lajes – Saint George's – Havana
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Saint George's-Kindley Field Airport, while climbing by night, the four engine christened 'Estrella de Oriente' stalled and crashed into the sea about 2,5 miles northeast of the airfield. A crew member and three passengers were rescued while 37 other occupants were killed.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it was reported that the aircraft stalled during initial climb and crashed into the sea tail first.