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Cuba: 'A bang and there was a column of smoke' - Havana plane crash witness00:55

Cuba: 'A bang and there was a column of smoke' - Havana plane crash witness

Cuba, Havana
May 18, 2018 at 21:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

Eyewitnesses described the moment a Boeing 737 plane crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday, killing more than 100 people. “First we heard a bang and then there were a lot of ambulances and police rushing by, and when we came out here, there was smoke down there”, said one Havana resident. Another explained how he had heard “a bang” before seeing a “column of smoke” rising into the horizon. The plane was carrying 104 passengers and nine crew members. Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma confirmed that three people survived and have been sent to a local hospital.

Cuba: 'A bang and there was a column of smoke' - Havana plane crash witness00:55
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Eyewitnesses described the moment a Boeing 737 plane crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday, killing more than 100 people. “First we heard a bang and then there were a lot of ambulances and police rushing by, and when we came out here, there was smoke down there”, said one Havana resident. Another explained how he had heard “a bang” before seeing a “column of smoke” rising into the horizon. The plane was carrying 104 passengers and nine crew members. Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma confirmed that three people survived and have been sent to a local hospital.

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