No Survivors in Cuba Plane Crash

68 people onboard downed AeroCaribbean plane
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 4, 2010 10:40 PM CDT
Updated Nov 5, 2010 4:00 AM CDT
This undated image shows an Aerocaribbean ATR-72 twin turboprop airliner at Holguin airport, Cuba. A Cuban airliner, similar to the one pictured, crashed Nov. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – All 68 passengers are dead after a Cuban airliner flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital crashed last night, authorities announced. AeroCaribbean Flight 883 went down near the village of Guasimal in Santi Spiritus province, carrying 61 passengers, including 28 foreigners, and a crew of seven. The flight would have been one of the last leaving Santiago de Cuba ahead of Tropical Storm Tomas, which is on course to pass between Cuba's eastern end and the western coast of Haiti today. The plane crashed in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers.

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