Boeing 737 crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba (2)

1 Name: Unverified Source : 2018-05-18 17:55 ID:Heaven

HAVANA, CUBA —
A Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba.

It is believed the passenger plane crashed near a high school campus on the east side of the island, WPLG reports.

The Associated Press reports that 104 passengers were on board plus flight crew. The domestic flight was headed to Holguin and crashed at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time, according to state TV reports.

The plane was rented by Cubana Airlines, WPLG reports.

There were no immediate word on casualties, the AP reported.

https://www.ajc.com/news/world/reports-plane-crashes-shortly-after-take-off-cuba/5hd9uOCu3xXjp78Ac7fODL/

2 Name: Unverified Source : 2018-05-18 18:02 ID:TVKqTkNs

CNN: "A large fireball followed by a towering plume of smoke was visible near the airport on the outskirts of the Cuban capital, according to witnesses."

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