Emergency personnel work at the site of the accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18, 2018. - A Cuban state airways passenger plane with 113 people on board crashed on shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, state media reported. The Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviacion crashed "near the international airport," state agency Prensa Latina reported. Airport sources said the jetliner was heading from the capital to the eastern city of Holguin. (Photo by Yamil LAGE / AFP) (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed minutes after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, multiple outlets reported, citing Cuban state media.

Cuban state media reported that more than 100 people died in the crash, according to BBC News.

Officials said 104 people were on board, Agence France Presse reported.

Photos of the crash show crowds of people gathered around pieces of the plane. Rescuers and emergency services are on the scene. Cuban President Manuel Diaz-Canel also traveled to the site.

Local media reported that the plane was en route to the city of Holguin, which is on the eastern part of the island.


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