Connect with us

World News

Three Survivors in Critical Condition in Aftermath of Cuban Plane Wreckage

Three survivors of the crash are in critical condition. It is unknown as to whether if there are other survivors.

Published

on

A Boeing 737 airplane transporting over 100 passenger reportedly crashed shortly after it took off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport Friday.

According to CBS News, the plane was rented by Cubana de Avicion, Cuba’s national carrier, which had to terminate the services of its aging fleet due to faulty mechanisms. The cause for the crash remains unknown.

CNN reports that the flight was a domestic flight heading towards the Cuban city of Holguin, 500 miles east of Havana. The plane crashed onto a rural farm field near the village of Santiago de las Vegas, as reported by The Washington Post. Witness reports claim that they spotted a huge ball of fire in the aftermath of the crash, with a thick smog of smoke visible near the crash site, according to various sources.

Sky News reports that an employee of Mexico’s Global Air revealed to the Associated Press that the crashed plane belongs to the company.

CNN writer and producer Paul P. Murphy shared on Twitter that CNN procured an onsite footage of the crash site.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, along with numerous government officials, authorities and emergency services, are currently present at the crash site.

Three passengers rescued from the crash scene were rushed to the hospital and are reportedly in critical condition, as reported by CNN.

There has yet to be any word on whether there are other survivors of the crash or the exact number of fatalities incurred.

 

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Rachel is a senior at UCLA majoring in Art History

CMN Reports

Government1 week ago

Washington Becomes First State to Have a Public Insurance Option

The Evergreen State is going to compete in the healthcare insurance market.

by , The Catholic American University
Free Speech2 weeks ago

Serious Controversies Ensew Turning Point USA at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Controversies ranging from racism to assault plague UNLV.

by , The Catholic American University
Environment3 weeks ago

Los Angeles Launches Its Very Own Green New Deal To Combat Climate Change

The City of Angels goes green.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

NYC Passes Its Own Green New Deal to Combat Man-Made Climate Change

The Big Apple goes green.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality1 month ago

Massachusetts Outlaws LGBTQ Conversion Therapy For Minors

The Bay State is taking more steps to protect LGBTQIA+ youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20202 months ago

A Majority of Americans Supporting Progressive Policies Nationwide

A more progressive union in the near future?

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

Maryland Will Rise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Free State raises its minimum wage to help its workers.

by , The Catholic American University
Education2 months ago

West Virginia Makes their Public Community Colleges Tuition Free for In-State Residents

The Mountain State is helping out its youth and their futures.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers