Crime Desk, Hridoy Ahamed, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- Over 100 killed in Havana air crash, More than 100 humans were killed after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded close to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana yestreday, BBC reviews quoting Cuban kingdom media. Three human beings have survived however are in crucial situation in sanatorium, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported.
The Boeing 737 operated through Cubana de Aviacion crashed right into a field near a wooded area close to Havana’s Jose Marti airport, sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air, an AFP journalist at the scene stated. The airliner have been leased through kingdom airline Cubana de Aviación from the Mexican organisation Damojh, Cuban information organisation Prensa Latina said.
It become wearing 104 passengers and nine overseas team, consistent with neighborhood media. The aircraft changed into nearly completely destroyed within the crash and next hearth. Firefighters, some nonetheless hosing down the burnt fuselage, and rescue employees combed thru the wreckage, but there regarded little danger of finding survivors.
What seemed to be one of the wings of the aircraft became wedged among scorched tree trunks, however the primary fuselage regarded to had been totally destroyed.
Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who went to go to the scene, stated there was a “high quantity” of casualties.
“There has been an unfortunate aviation coincidence. The news is not very promising, it seems that there’s a excessive variety of victims,” Diaz-Canel turned into quoted as saying after his visit.
Diaz-Canel said 9 team members have been believed to were on board, similarly to the passengers.
The fifty eight-yr-old president, who succeeded Raul Castro because the island’s leader handiest last month, regarded aghast as he surveyed the recuperation efforts, carrying a brief sleeved inexperienced shirt and surrounded with the aid of officials.
State TV stated it turned into an internal flight from the Cuban capital to the city of Holguin, within the east of the island. Images confirmed
a thick column of smoke growing above the crash site. Fire crews and ambulances are at the scene.
Radio Havana Cuba stated on Twitter that the aircraft got here down at the “highway” among Boyeros and Havana, near the airport.
Reports said European airline Blue Panorama were leasing a 737-400 aircraft to Cubana de Aviacion for numerous months.
The ultimate fundamental airline crash in Cuba became in July 1997, when an Antonov-24 passenger plane fell into the ocean off Santiago de Cuba. All forty four aboard have been killed, which include two Brazilians and Spaniards.
In March 2002, a small Antonov-2 plane touring from Cienfuegos to Cayo Coco crashed within the principal province of Santa Clara. All 16 people aboard, amongst them six Canadian tourists, 4 Britons and Germans.
Crime Desk, Alltimenews.com