Articles of Accident

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Floral tributes from Raúl and Díaz-Canel honor crew members killed in aerial accident

Victimas accidente

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez sent floral wreaths to Havana’s Colon Cemetery yesterday to honor the five crew members who died in an accident on the morning of January 29. The helicopter in which they were traveling from the province of Holguin to Guantanamo crashed into a hillside.

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New information on aviation accident

Restos avion

In the process of deciphering information in the black boxes of the Boeing 737-200 that crashed in Havana last May, it has been possible to identify 100% of the technical parameters, Armando Daniel López, president of the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC), informed Granma.

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Minute to Minute: Cuban President at site of accident

avion escenario acidente

The Ministry of Transport has confirmed that at 12:08pm today, a Boeing 737-200, leased by Cubana de Aviación, with a contracted foreign crew and 104 passengers aboard, traveling from Havana to Holguín on flight DMJ 0972, fell to the ground as it was taking off, in an area between José Martí International Airport and the town of Santiago de Las Vegas. Search and rescue teams are at the site.

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Aviation accident in Havana

Avion  explosion

At 12:08 pm today, a Boeing 737-200, leased by Cubana de Aviación, with a contracted foreign crew and 104 passengers aboard, traveling from Havana to Holguín on flight DMJ 0972, fell to the ground as it was taking off, in an area between José Martí International Airport and the town of Santiago de Las Vegas

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Raúl sends condolences to President Putin

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Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz sent heartfelt condolences to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the loss of life caused by the crash of an Air Bus 321 aircraft flying from the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, October 31, in which 224 persons died. The Cuban President requested that his condolences be extended to families of those who perished in the tragic accident.