The Cuban government has announced the commencement of a two-day national mourning for victims of the plane crash.
110 passengers and crew lost their lives in a Friday’s crash involving a 40-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft.
However, only 3 survivors were pulled out alive from the wreckage.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel has ordered for an investigation into this accident. The aircraft allegedly crashed shortly after taking off from Jose Marti airport, coming down in a field near the airport and sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air.
The plane was on an internal flight from Havana to the eastern city of Holguin. Most of the passengers were Cuban, with five foreigners, including two Argentines, among them.