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Plane crashes in Havana after taking off from José Martí Airport
At 12.08 a.m. this Friday, a Boeing 737-200 leased by Cubana de Aviación, with foreign crew and 104 passengers on board, who made the journey from Havana to Holguin on flight DMJ 0972.

At the moment of the takeoff, the aircraft rushed ashore between the José Martí airport and Santiago de Las Vegas.

The President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, is in the place of the disaster along with other authorities of the country.

The Director of Air Transport, Mercedes Vázquez, informs that it is a flight of the company Damojh.

According to preliminary information, the plane fell near Terminal 1, in an area of agricultural crops, in the Boyeros municipality.

There is an intense column of smoke in the vicinity of the airport that apparently leaves the burning ship.

At present there is a large deployment of medical assistance, supported by forces of the National Revolutionary Police and the Fire Department in the area of Rancho Boyeros.

Rescue and rescue forces do their response work in the place. Later we will expand the information about this unfortunate accident. With information of Cubadebate

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  • William Read

    Sad news indeed for the whole of Cuba. My thoughts go to those affected, and to those working in the emergency response.