CUBA PLANE CRASH: NO MALAYSIANS AFFECTED

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia May 20 (NNN-Bernama) � No Malaysians were reported to be on board the Boeing 737 plane carrying 110 passengers that crashed near Havana on Friday at 12.08 pm (local time).

Wisma Putra (Malaysian Foreign Ministry) in a statement said that the majority of the passengers were Cubans and three had survived while 107 other passengers had died.

“Wisma Putra would like to express its condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims and families of the deceased. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Cuba in this time of grief,” it said in the statement yesterday.

The Boeing passenger plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.

The plane was covering the regular route from Havana to the eastern city of Holguin city.

The aircraft belonged to Mexican company Damojh and had been rented by Cubana de Aviacion.–NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network