Update 2018-05-18 (2): According to media reports, 104 passengers and 9 crew members were on board flight CU972, a Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviación and originally leased from Italian company Blue Panorama Airlines. The accident occurred shortly after the plane took off near Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí airport in Cuba.
AFP, Latina Press
Update 2018-05-18 (1): According to the latest reports, this is the flight CU972 of the airline Blue Panorama Airlines. The destination of the flight was the Cuban city of Holguin in the east of the country.
2018-05-18: According to first media reports a crash occurred at the international airport of Cuba, the Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí, on Friday noon (18 May, loval time). It should be a Boeing 737 aircraft of the Italian airline Blue Panorama Airlines with flight number BV 1502. Details of the accident or information about the injured were initially unknown.