The sun reports A plane carrying 104 people has crashed after taking off from Havana. At least 100 people have been killed. There are three survivors who are in critical condition.
The other 110 passengers and crew are feared dead as pictures emerged of the smashed Cabana Airways jet following the fireball horror near the Cuban capital’s Jose Marti International Airport.
The UK Foreign Office told Sun Online it was in contact with the Cuban authorities to investigate whether there were any British passengers aboard.
The plane lay in a farm field and appeared heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains.
Bodies and parts of the aircraft have been found scattered about the area. State-controlled newspaper said there were only three survivors out of a total of 113 crew and passengers. They were said to be fighting for their lives.
Government officials including President Miguel Diaz-Canel rushed to the site, along with a large number of emergency medical workers and ambulances.
“It crashed between the locality of Boyeros and the village of Santiago de La Vegas”, state-run TV said in its midday news broadcast, referring to an area some 20 km south of Havana. Residents of the rural area said they had seen some survivors being taken away in ambulances.