No survivors in Cuban air crash


A Cuban aircraft carrying 68 people on board crashed between Havana and the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, killing everybody on board, state media report.


The plane which was operated by state-run Aerocaribbean crashed in the region of Guacimal after the pilot reported an emergency.

That plane was carrying 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners leaving Havana ahead of the approach of tropical storm Tomas.

Among the passengers were 10 Europeans from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain, as well as nine Argentinians, seven Mexicans, one Venezuelan and one Japanese, state media says.

The twin turbo-propeller lost contact with aviation authorities around 5.42 pm, authorities say.

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