AEROCARIBBEAN CRASH TODAY

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AEROCARIBBEAN CRASH TODAY

A passenger aircraft carrying 68 people has crashed in Cuba, on its way from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to Havana, the capital.

Cuban state media said that 38 of the passengers were foreigners, but did not give a breakdown of nationalities. There were 23 Cubans on board the flight and a crew of seven.

Cuba’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement early on Friday saying there were no survivors. AeroCaribbean plane went down at 0942 GMT on Thursday near the town of Guasimal in the province of Sancti Spiritus after confirming an emergency to air traffic controllers.

The aircraft “fell to the ground in the region of Guacimal”, according to state television. The airline’s fleet includes: 1 × Antonov An-26 3 × ATR 42-300, 4 × ATR 72-212, 1 × Boeing 737-200, 4 × Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante, 6 × Yakovlev Yak-40 configured for Y30 passengers/freighter. It is not known at this time which aircraft has gone down.

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