Date: April 25, 1951
Time: 1149
Location: Key West, Florida
Operator: Cubana de Aviacion / Military - US Navy
Flight #: 493
Route: Miami - Havana
AC Type: Douglas DC-4 /Beechcraft SMB-1
Registration: CU-T188/39939
cn / ln: 10368
Aboard: 43   (passengers:34  crew:9)
Fatalities: 43   (passengers:34  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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