May 21, 2018 17:12 IST

More than 100 feared dead after fiery plane crash in Cuba

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A Boeing 737 plane, believed to be carrying 104 passengers, crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, media reports said. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said many are feared dead. The plane came down shortly after take-off and exploded on the "highway" between Boyeros and Havana, near the Jose Marti International Airport here, Radio Habana Cuba tweeted. The plane reportedly belongs to Cubana de Aviacion. The flight was headed to Guyana, an airport source told CNN. A firefighter works in the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A rescue team member looks on while working in the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel reacts as he arrives at a hotel to meet with relatives of victims of yesterday's Boeing 737 plane crash, in Havana, Cuba, May 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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People look on near of the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area in Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Rescue team members work on the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, some 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Relatives of victims of the Boeing 737 plane that crashed after taking off from Havana's main airport yesterday, react at a hotel in Havana, Cuba, May 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters