This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
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
No Account? Sign up!
Description

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.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:00
Wunderbirds - parrots in China play ball games and perform gymnastics movesWunderbirds - parrots in China play ball games and perform gymnastics moves
October 28, 2020 at 14:01 GMT +00:00
02:58
USA: Pennsylvania bakery drums up business with Trump vs Biden cookies battleUSA: Pennsylvania bakery drums up business with Trump vs Biden cookies battle
October 28, 2020 at 20:43 GMT +00:00
00:52
France: Police on site as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe evacuated after bag with ammunition foundFrance: Police on site as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe evacuated after bag with ammunition found
October 27, 2020 at 19:45 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:03
France: Police swarm church following death of three in Nice knife attackFrance: Police swarm church following death of three in Nice knife attack
October 29, 2020 at 10:21 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:53
France: Several injured, one woman 'beheaded' as police investigate Nice knife attackFrance: Several injured, one woman 'beheaded' as police investigate Nice knife attack
October 29, 2020 at 12:15 GMT +00:00
04:43
UAE: Dubai sets new record with world’s largest traditional Arabic dhow boatUAE: Dubai sets new record with world’s largest traditional Arabic dhow boat
October 28, 2020 at 19:20 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:59
France: Macron announces nationwide lockdown to fight against second wave of COVIDFrance: Macron announces nationwide lockdown to fight against second wave of COVID
October 28, 2020 at 20:13 GMT +00:00
03:06
Azerbaijan: At least 21 dead and dozens injured as shelling hits BardaAzerbaijan: At least 21 dead and dozens injured as shelling hits Barda
October 28, 2020 at 18:58 GMT +00:00
03:30
UK: Polish community rally in London against Poland's near-total abortion banUK: Polish community rally in London against Poland's near-total abortion ban
October 29, 2020 at 03:36 GMT +00:00
04:32
UAE: 'World's longest' cantilever lifted into place in DubaiUAE: 'World's longest' cantilever lifted into place in Dubai
October 28, 2020 at 17:51 GMT +00:00
03:01
USA: Philadelphia braces for more violence as city implements curfewUSA: Philadelphia braces for more violence as city implements curfew
October 28, 2020 at 21:30 GMT +00:00
04:25
USA: More than 200,000 white flags on display in DC to honour COVID-19 victimsUSA: More than 200,000 white flags on display in DC to honour COVID-19 victims
October 28, 2020 at 00:32 GMT +00:00
02:06
France: Nice church cordoned off following deadly knife attackFrance: Nice church cordoned off following deadly knife attack
October 29, 2020 at 13:54 GMT +00:00
02:33
Iran: Protesters gather outside French Embassy following Macron's comments on IslamIran: Protesters gather outside French Embassy following Macron's comments on Islam
October 28, 2020 at 23:01 GMT +00:00
02:41
USA: Protesters and police clash during 2nd night of Washington DC demonstrationsUSA: Protesters and police clash during 2nd night of Washington DC demonstrations
October 29, 2020 at 08:05 GMT +00:00
03:39
Iraq: Protesters call for ban on French products following Macron's comments on Islam in BaghdadIraq: Protesters call for ban on French products following Macron's comments on Islam in Baghdad
October 29, 2020 at 01:54 GMT +00:00
02:29
Czech Republic: Protesters rally against COVID-19 preventive measures in PragueCzech Republic: Protesters rally against COVID-19 preventive measures in Prague
October 28, 2020 at 22:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:27
Spain: Activists sing ‘Kalinka’ in Barcelona after reports of Moscow's alleged support for Catalan independenceSpain: Activists sing ‘Kalinka’ in Barcelona after reports of Moscow's alleged support for Catalan independence
October 29, 2020 at 11:52 GMT +00:00
03:02
Italy: Bar owners spill beer outside Lazio govt building to protest new COVID measuresItaly: Bar owners spill beer outside Lazio govt building to protest new COVID measures
October 29, 2020 at 09:22 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:33
France: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attackFrance: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attack
October 29, 2020 at 13:38 GMT +00:00
02:17
Poland: Police remove protesters blocking Parliament as demonstrations continue against abortion banPoland: Police remove protesters blocking Parliament as demonstrations continue against abortion ban
October 29, 2020 at 05:20 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:20
USA: Police called at Texas man's Halloween house of horrorsUSA: Police called at Texas man's Halloween house of horrors
October 29, 2020 at 00:24 GMT +00:00
01:54
France: Paris church bells ring out in honour of Nice knife attack victimsFrance: Paris church bells ring out in honour of Nice knife attack victims
October 29, 2020 at 14:35 GMT +00:00
03:22
Colombian innovators create 'protective bubble' for children against coronavirus Colombian innovators create 'protective bubble' for children against coronavirus
October 29, 2020 at 14:53 GMT +00:00
04:33
Peru: Psychologists dance, sing, and play with hospitalised COVID patients to help them recover in LimaPeru: Psychologists dance, sing, and play with hospitalised COVID patients to help them recover in Lima
October 29, 2020 at 15:41 GMT +00:00
View all videos