A Boeing 737 from taking off from Havana, destination Holguin crashed right after take off from the main Havana airport, Jose Marti Airport. The aircraft was reported to be carrying around 104 passengers on-board at the time of the crash. It is currently unknown if there have been any casualties, as per a Cuban-state media TV.
— RT (@RT_com) May 18, 2018
Boeing 737 Crashed In Havana
Cuba Plane Crash:
– Boeing 737 crashes shortly after take off from José Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba
– 104 passengers on board the plane
– Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says that there are a 'high number' of casualties in the crash
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 18, 2018
Further information from the source states that the Boeing 737 crashed between a village named Santiago de La Vegas and a local region of Boyeros. This area is approximately 20 km south of Havana.
Deducing from televised images and pictures on social media networks, there was a black plume of smoke seen. This was above the Havana airport. Emergency respondents, Ambulances and firefighters were seen rushing to the area of the accident. Some civilians stated that they noted seeing a huge fireball after the aircraft crashed.
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) May 18, 2018
The carrier of the aircraft that has crashed was not immediately clear due to the heavy smoke and debris in the general area. After further information, it was revealed that the carrier was Blue Panorama.
A Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed down near Havana, Cuba right after taking off with 107 people onboard. Heart goes out to the families of victims. An unfortunate loss of lives. Cuban President confirms a high number of casualties in the crash. pic.twitter.com/nyRuJtvXDj
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) May 18, 2018
There have been sudden reports that at least 3 passengers might have survived the crash. We hope they are in a good state because such survivors have to go through a lot of physical and mental struggle and damage.
— Hill news (@vkknkhjh) May 18, 2018
It was only in the last few weeks since the national carrier of Cuba. And, Cubana de Avicion was suspended and grounded due to safety issues. However, the cause of this crash is still unsure and unreleased. It is far too early to state a reason for this accident. Our prayers go to the families of the casualties. May their souls rest in peace. Share your opinions in the comments below.