Cuba Declares Two-Day Mourning After 110 Die In Plane Crash

Cuba Declares Two-Day Mourning After 110 Die In Plane Crash




Cuba has begun two days of national mourning for the 110 victims of the crash of a state airways plane that left just three survivors.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into the crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737.

It had been leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company.

Three women pulled alive from the mangled wreckage are the only known survivors.

The plane crashed shortly after taking off from Jose Marti airport, coming down in a field near the airport and sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air.

The mourning period is to last until midnight tomorrow, the Communist Party leader and former president Raul Castro said.

Flags are being flown at half-mast throughout the country.


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