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Monday, 21 May 2018

Dozens are killed as Cuban Boeing 737 Carrying 113 Passengers And Crew Explodes In A Ball Of Flames And Crashes Moments After Taking Off From Havana Airport

Plane crashes after taking off from Havana airport 
Cuba's newly sworn in president Miguel Diaz-Canel said there was a 'high number of casualties' after the internal Cubana de Aviacion flight, went down on near a high school campus, between Boyeyos and central Havana, on Friday. Photos of the scene show fire crews attempting to put out the still smoking wreckage of the aircraft which was devastated in the crash. Debris was left scattered across the surrounding area after the explosion. A shocking video of the aftermath shows a vicitm being stretchered away from the scene while a large crowd of volunteers and emergency responders attended the scene. The plane, which was headed for the city of Holguin, in eastern Cuba, was carrying 104 passengers and nine crew when it crashed. A number of casualties are being reported although numbers are not yet known.



A Boeing 737 plane has crashed moments after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport - just one day after more than a third of its fleet were grounded over safety concerns.
At least 100 are dead after the internal Cubana de Aviacion flight, which was carrying 113 passengers and crew, including five children, crashed into a yuca field near a high school, in the Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood, on Friday.
Just four survivors were recovered and taken to hospital in critical condition, according to Cuban media. One has since died in hospital.
Photos of the scene show fire crews attempting to put out the still smoking wreckage of the aircraft which was devastated in the crash. Debris was left scattered across the surrounding area after the explosion. 
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A Boeing 737 plane has crashed moments after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport - just one day after more than a third of its fleet were grounded over safety concerns (pictured is the wreckage)
A Boeing 737 plane has crashed moments after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport - just one day after more than a third of its fleet were grounded over safety concerns (pictured is the wreckage)
Fire crews and emergency services were on the scene to put out the fire still smoldering in the ashes of the plane
Fire crews and emergency services were on the scene to put out the fire still smoldering in the ashes of the plane

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