One of Cuba’s three air crash survivors dies

Cuba- One of the three women who survived Cuba’s worst air crash in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said on Monday, raising the toll to 111.

One of the three survivors was 23-year-old, Gretell Landrove, admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries, unfortunately she didn’t respond to medical treatment, the ministry said in a statement read out on state television. The ministry added the other two women survivors were still in critical condition.

After the crash, doctors indicated that two of the Cuban survivors of Friday’s crash were fighting for their lives at Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital.

The plane was a Boeing 737 leased to national carrier Cubana de Aviacion, it crashed after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport on Friday with 113 passengers and crew aboard.

The Cuban government will be conducting investigation of the cause of the crash and they have so far identified 33 of the dead, some of whom have already been buried.

Adel Yzquierdo Transport Minister said one of the plane’s two black boxes had been recovered in “good condition”, and the other will likely be found. The black boxes will be key to determining what happened.

In reaction to the crash Mexico’s, Global Air’s operations were suspended so that Mexican aviation authorities can run inspections of the aircraft it leases.

The accident happened at 12:08 (16:08 GMT). The plane crashed in a potato field close to Havana’s airport. According to a AFP report witnesses and airport officials said that the aircraft plunged as it was making its first turn after take-off.

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