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Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

May. 21, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111. Mexico's General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the...

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

May. 21, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. State radio and television stations announced that Gretell Landrove Font died Monday...

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111

May. 21, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111.

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May. 20, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's...

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May. 20, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana's international airport where a...

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late Saturday...

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

May. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board. In the first official death toll provided by authorities, Transportation...

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

May. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred from...

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found

May. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Cuba's transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's plane crash near Havana. Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez says 113 people were on board including 102 Cubans, three tourists,...

A look at major plane crashes in Cuba in recent years

May. 19, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A look at some of the major plane crashes in Cuba in recent years: — May 18, 2018: A Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashes on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers and six crew members on board. There were three apparent survivors....