More than 100 dead in plane crash in Cuba

The scene of the crash. Image taken from East Bay Times.


William Branigin and Ashley Halsey III — Washington Post

A 38 year old commercial Boeing 737 crashed soon after takeoff, killing more than 100 people. Flight 972 was leaving from Jose Marti International Airport and bound for Holguin, Cuba. Cuban’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, other government officials, and medical professionals appeared at the scene. An investigation is still underway to identify the cause of the crash. This has been Cuba’s 3rd major aircraft crash within the past decade.

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Natan Hekmatjah

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