A passenger plane has crashed near the western province of Pinar Del Rio in Cuba, killing all thirty nine (39) people on board.
The Antonov An-26 aircraft owned by Cuban airline AeroGaviota came down just 50 miles from Cuban capital, Havana.
Though officials are yet to confirm the number of casualties, however, local media reports suggest all the 39 people on board died. The turboprop plane is thought to have taken off from the country’s Baracoa Airport which regularly offers domestic flights, DailyMail U.K. reports.
Confirming the incident, Cuban aviation source said: ‘The area is difficult to access by land, and the preliminary report is that there are no survivors. ‘Even though it’s nothing official, members of a commission came to my house to let me know what happened.’ Meanwhile the area where the plane reportedly crashed is known as Las Lomas de San Cristóbal that is ‘difficult to access by land’.