Cuba decrees 2-day national mourning after plane crash

by VTV419 May 2018 Last updated at 15:20 PM

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

VTV.vn - Cuba decrees two-day national mourning after a plane crashed on Friday.

More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba's worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday.

The passenger plane, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed at 12:08 p.m local time. There were 105 passengers, including five children, plus crew members.

Blackened wreckage of Flight CU972 was strewn over the crash site, 20 km south of Havana. As the plane crashed into the cassava field, so there was no damage on the ground.

Tags:

Top VND Exchange Rates

Auto-refesh 15m

USD

EUR

AUD
1 VND
Inverse:
0.00004
22,510.0
0.00004
25,226.0
0.00006
15,674.0

Mid-market rates: 2018-06-22 12:27 UTC

WEATHER FORECAST