Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Cuba

Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Cuba

A Boeing 737 airliner from Cuba’s state airline, Cubana de Aviacion has crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

The plane came down shortly after take-off, Prensa Latina news agency said.

State TV said it was an internal flight from the Cuban capital to Holguin, in the east of the island.

The plane was carrying 104 passengers, local reports say. No information about casualties has yet been confirmed.

Fire crews and ambulances are at the scene.

Radio Habana Cuba said on Twitter that the plane came down on the “highway” between Boyeros and Havana, near the airport.

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