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At the airport in Havana, a passenger Boeing 737 crashed

Place of crash. AFP photo
Place of crash. AFP photo

 

According to preliminary data, there were about a hundred people aboard the aircraft.

The Cuban state television channel reported that during the take-off at the Jose Marti international airport in Havana, a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed. An air vessel belonging to Cubana de Aviacion, traveling with a flight to the east of the island to the city of Holguin.

Eyewitnesses also told of a fiery flash and a pillar of smoke at the airport in Havana.


“Urgent: The plane Cubana de Aviacion fell at the airport of José Martí. Throughout Havana, fire sirens are audible. Official media confirm the plane crash and say that the rescuers are heading towards Boeros ”

According to preliminary data , on board the aircraft were 104 people.

According to CNN, before the national Cuban carrier Cubana de Aviacion had to stop using part of their aircraft because their age and plaque could cause security problems.

According to preliminary data , on board the aircraft were from 104 to 113 people. At the scene of the tragedy came the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel (Miguel Díaz-Canel), he said in the disaster there may be many dead.

The aircraft belonging to Blue Panorama Airlines and carrying out the flight of the national air carrier Cubana de Aviacion to the city of Holguin. According to the publication El Pais, it was managed by a foreign crew.

According to CNN, before the national Cuban carrier Cubana de Aviacion had to stop using part of their aircraft because their age and plaque could cause security problems.

“According to media reports, the crashed aircraft in Cuba is the 26-year-old Boeing 737-400 (I-BPAC) operated by Blue Panorama Airlines for Cubana. He flew flight CU972 from Havana to Holguin. We did not track this flight “

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