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737 Crash - Cuba

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http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/05/18/cuban-plane-carrying-104-passengers-crashes-havana/

 

Bad crash in Havana, Cuba.  Domestic flight - 737 - only three survivors reported.  It happened shortly after takeoff and there are reports of an attempted turn-back, but not much known yet.

 

John

 

EDIT:  3 pages of posts at PPRUNE so far but not much known.  There's a lot of conflicting information about who owned the AC and who was operating it, but it appears to be shaking out to be a pretty old 737-200 "wet leased" from a Mexican company and operated by a Mexican crew.  I would not take any of that to the bank just yet.  

 

There's no info at all about the cause of the crash but it is looking like the pilot turned away from a populated area as he was nearing the ground, hit power lines and collided with terrain soon after.  If so, he probably saved a lot of lives on the ground.  No indication yet of any casualties on the ground.

 

JDA

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Sad news,:( I feel bad for the families having to deal with grief and the government bureaucracy.

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Tragic news indeed,  especially on a day that is otherwise filled with joy over here. May all those that perished rest in eternal piece and may their loved ones find a quantum of solace.

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