Friday, 18 May 2018

Over 100 people die in Cuba plane crash, reports say

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say.

Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported.

Flight tracking websites indicate the plane departed at mid-morning local time, and it reportedly crashed shortly after.

It was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media.

"There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims," Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said after visiting the crash site.

The site of the accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana"s Jose Marti airport on May 18 2018

Emergency services pictured with ambulances at the scene of the crash

BBC       News.

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