Cuban airline jet with 113 aboard crashes; 2 survivors critical

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Cuban airline jet with 113 aboard crashes; 2 survivors critical

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Post by Les Nessman » Sun May 20, 2018 6:03 pm

A Boeing 737 plane operated by state airline Cubana crashed after taking off from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday and three passengers were said to have survived in critical condition, local media reported.

The surviving passengers have been brought to the hospital, according to newspaper Granma.

The flight from Havana to Holguin, a city in eastern Cuba, had 104 passengers and nine crew members on board.

[Update: One of the surviving passengers died in hospital]

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Re: Cuban airline jet with 113 aboard crashes; 2 survivors critical

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Post by Raffles » Sun May 20, 2018 6:15 pm

Apparently the flight only lasted about a minute and the plane crashed 1/2 mile to the right of the runway, at a position before the upwind end of the runway.
Witnesses on the ground reported they saw the aircraft climb out of Havana, turn sharply to the right and go down.
THE SUN has published video footage of the explosion.

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Re: Cuban airline jet with 113 aboard crashes; 2 survivors critical

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Post by Bell 407 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:26 pm

Will be interesting to see what the flight data recorders have to say :thinking:



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