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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Freitag 6 September 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Kennzeichen: CU-T16
Werknummer: 18-2592
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Esperanza (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Santa Clara Airport (SNU/MUSC), Kuba
Flug nach:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Santa Clara Airport, Cuba, killing all seven on board.

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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 Santa Clara Airport to Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport as the crow flies is 257 km (161 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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