Aerocaribbean Plane Crash Leaves All Crew And passengers Dead In Central Cuba

November 5th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
st_18094839Havana, Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a tragic development a small sized passenger plane belonging to Aero Caribbean airline has crashed in Central Cuba. The accident has possibly killed all the crew members and passengers on-board and death toll stands at 68. The ill fated aircraft took off from Santiago de Cuba an Eastern city and was going to the capital of the country Havana. There were some foreigners among the passengers on-board including some Japanese and Latin American as it has been reported. The cause of the fatal accident is yet to be traced and possibly there are no survivors.

The ATR Twin turboprop crashed on Thursday and the pilot of the airplane tried to get in touch with the air traffic control but the contact was lost and soon after the plane crashed. The area where the aircraft had crashed is difficult to reach owing to the dense vegetation and the Emergency crews had to use bulldozers. So far a number of corpses have been pulled out from the wreckage. Some people who saw the plane come crashing down said it resembled “a ball of flame in the middle of the mountain”. Even though the chances of finding any survivor are slim the rescue teams are searching the area as it was reported.

The cause of the crash can be found after a thorough investigation is carried out which of course will take some time. Cuba’s Civil Aviation Authority also said in its statement today that there are no survivors in the crash. The airline said that it will give out the names of the passengers in the plane soon.

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