More than 100 individuals have died following a Boeing 737 aircraft crashed and exploded in the vicinity of Jose Marti Intercontinental Airport.
According to condition media, three folks have survived, but they are in a critical affliction in accordance to community newspaper Granma, as reported by the BBC.
The airplane was carrying 104 passengers and 9 foreign crew, in accordance to the media.
The airliner experienced been reportedly leased by condition airline Cubana de Aviación from Mexican enterprise Damojh.
Miguel Diaz Canel, the Cuban president, mentioned ahead of the deaths had been confirmed:
There has been an regrettable aviation incident. The information is not pretty promising, it seems that there is a significant quantity of victims.
Visuals confirmed a thick column of smoke growing from the crash web site, and crisis expert services rushed to the scene inside of minutes.
The announcement places the variety of dead at all over 101.
It was noted to be an inside flight from Havana to Holguin, on the east of the island.
The flight was scheduled to depart at 11am regional time and land an hour and 20 minutes later on, but the jet hardly made it out of its departure airport.
Experiences recommend the aircraft both crashed in a subject of yuca, or on a freeway foremost to the centre of Havana.
The aircraft has been described by The Independent as becoming 30 yrs old, and experienced apprently flown for 7 other airways, including Southwest in 1988, as well as Air Kazakhstan.
There is worry people today on the ground are also amongst the casualties.