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Offline KB4TEZ

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Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:30:14 PM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/boeing-737-crashes-in-cuba-with-104-people-on-board-state-media/ar-AAxtzO3?li=BBnbfcL

LA HABANA, CUBA —
There are social media reports that a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba.

It is believed the plane crashed near a high school campus on the east side of the island, WPLG reports.

Authorities have not confirmed the reports of a crash.


https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/world/reports-plane-crashes-shortly-after-take-off-cuba/5hd9uOCu3xXjp78Ac7fODL/
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Re: Reports: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 01:38:14 PM »
update:

Cuban airplane crashes at takeoff from Havana airport
From CNN’s Patrick Oppmann

Cuba’s state-run television reports that a Boeing 737 Cubana de Aviacion flight crashed as it took off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport.

An airport source tells CNN’s Patrick Oppmann that there are casualties. It is unclear how many passengers were on board and/or if there are fatalities.

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Re: Reports: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 01:39:57 PM »
Large fireball seen at Havana airport following crash
From CNN’s Patrick Oppmann in Havana

A huge fireball was spotted after a Cubana airliner crashed during takeoff at Havana’s Jose Marti airport on Friday.

Reports also indicate that there is a thick plume of smoke visible around the airport.

Reports also coming from a source in the airport of firefighters trying to get the fire under control and a heavy police presence on the scene at the airport.

An aging fleet: In the last few weeks that Cubana de Avicion, Cuba’s national carrier, had to ground a number of their aging fleet because they said there were safety issues, though the cause of this crash is not known.

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Re: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »
Anyone here speak Spanish and can investigate the Havana feed archive?

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Re: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 03:04:14 AM »
Hi there,

I have checked the MUFH archives with no joy. That is basically an upper sector frequency and nothing found there.

RIP.