A passenger plane crashes in Cuba after taking off from Havana airport

A commercial plane operated by the Cubana de Aviación company, model Boeing 737, crashed Friday near Havana (Cuba) with 105 people on board between passengers and crew – all foreigners, including a baby and four children – shortly after the plane took off from the José Martí airport in the capital of Cuba, the airplane was flying to the city of Holguín.

The authorities claim that there have been at least three survivors, already hospitalized and in critical condition. “It seems that there are a high number of victims,” ​​said Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who has moved to the scene of the incident, where a huge column of smoke has been created

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel offered “condolences to the families” but did not provide information about the dead or injured.

The plane, rented by the Cuban state company to the Mexican firm Damohj, has fallen into a crop zone, according to detailed Cuban authorities.

The Cuban independent newspaper 14ymedio reports that firemen sirens are heard throughout Havana.


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