Cuban military says plane crashes, 8 dead

Eight people have been killed in the crash of a Cuban military plane in the western province of Artemisa, an official says.

A source briefed on the situation says the plane belongs to Aerogaviota, an airline run by the Cuban military that serves Cuban government agencies. Those include state-run tourism companies and the Cuban oil company.

Aerogaviota was confirming the crash to Cuban officials without releasing details. The person briefed on the situation spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release the information.

Aerogaviota’s fleet includes the 39-person Soviet-made An-26 and the French-made ATR-42, which carries up to 50 people.

Source: Cuban military says plane crashes, 8 dead | Perth Now