More than 100 killed in Cuban plane crash


More than 100 people have died, after a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after take-off from the Havana airport on Friday.

Authorities say 110 people were on the plane when it took off, adding that just three of them survived. It is Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades. Plane disasters have become a trend in Cuba though, with three major incidents having taken place in the past decade.

There are still few clues as to what caused the crash, as investigators continue to sift through debris. There are reports that overhead conditions were not good at the time of take-off, but slender evidence to suggest that had anything to do with the tragedy.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has appointed a special team to conduct the investigation. Most on board were Cubans.

“Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified,” Diaz-Canel told the Associated Press.