Boeing 737 crashes after taking off from Havana: Cuban state media

 Boeing 737 crashes after taking off from Havana: Cuban state media

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, Cuban state-run website Cubadebate reported, adding that it was not yet known if there were any casualties.

The plane was a domestic flight going to Holguin, carrying 104 passengers, state-run TV said.

Images on TV and social media showed a large plume of black smoke above the airport.

(Reporting by Sarah Marsh, Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)

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Updated Date: May 19, 2018 00:06:02 IST