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Plane crashes in Havana, Cuba; 100 on board

Plane crashes in Havana, Cuba; 100 on board
Posted at 1:39 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 09:47:29-04

HAVANA, CUBA (RNN) – A Boeing 737 Cubana de Aviacion flight carrying more than 100 people crashed after taking off from Jose Marti Airport.

A huge fireball was seen according to CNN, and a Twitter user tweeted a photo of a large black plume of smoke in the air.

In the past few weeks, Cuba’s national carrier – Cubana de Aviacion - has grounded flights because of safety issues to its aging fleet, CNN reports.

It’s not clear where the plane was headed.

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