Called the number of dead in plane crash in Cuba

In a plane crash in Cuba killed eight people, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the authorities.

“The plane An-26, belonging to the revolutionary armed forces and departed at 6:38 am from the airport Playa Baracoa, Bauta municipality, crashed into the ground in the area of Loma de La Pimienta, in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa province”, — stated in the message.

Killed eight soldiers, including the crew. The Commission of the Ministry of the revolutionary armed forces began to study the causes of the accident.

Earlier it was reported that the passenger plane An-26 of the company Aerogaviota performed a domestic flight from Baracoa airport to the East of the country.

Airline Aerogaviota was established in 1994. The carrier operates local, regional, Charter and private flights. The company’s fleet includes 39-seater aircraft An-26 Soviet-made 50-seater ATR-42 made in France.