More than 100 die in Havana air crash

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  1. classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say.

    Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported.

    Flight tracking websites indicate the plane departed at mid-morning local time, and it reportedly crashed shortly after.

    It was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media.

    "There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims," Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said after visiting the crash site.

    The airliner had been leased to state airline Cubana de Aviación by the Mexican company Damojh, Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said.

    State TV said it was an internal flight from the Cuban capital to the city of Holguin, in the east of the island.

    Images showed a thick column of smoke rising above the crash site as fire crews and ambulances attended the scene.

    Radio Havana Cuba said on Twitter that the plane came down on the "highway" between Boyeros and Havana, near the airport.

    According to industry research, last year was the safest in history for commercial airline travel with no passenger jet crashes.

    But there have been several serious air disasters this year. Last month, a military plane crashed shortly after take-off in Algeria, killing more than 250 people.
  2. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    It seems to be a time for tragedies. The texas school shootings, and now a plane crash. Things happen in 3's as they say, so i wonder what will be next.
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Active Member

    More death from English bombs on women and children in Yemen perhaps..... it doesn't happen in threes, it happens all the time!
    Waken up and smell the coffee!
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Active Member

    Russian aircraft, suddenly falling our of the sky..... or Lockerby aircraft falling out of the Skye.......imagine, the CIA on the ground within fifteen minutes.
    Happens in threes......bollocks, it happens on purpose, if the MI5/6 Mossad, FBI or CIA want it to happen!

    No! Just look at how many aircraft have fallen out of the sky when your a witness against the clintons.
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Active Member

    accident do happen, but every aircraft has immediate notification to the plane makers of any problems but funny enough, it is secret and not for public consumption.....just look at the aircraft brought down by the BUK system straffed by another aircraft!
  6. OP

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    You've just to look in the right places. It's freely available. However the number of aircraft that actually notify the manufacturer of problems isn't that high, and certainly not every aircraft as you claim.

    Further research required before answering.
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