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All passengers aboard a Aerogaviota flight that disappeared on Saturday morning are believed to have died in a crash landing in a remote part of Cuba, according to local media.
The Antonov An-26 plane disappeared on Saturday morning before crash landing near the Cuban town of Las Terrazas, near the city of Pinar del Rio.
The remote Las Lomas de San Cristóbal area is difficult to reach by land, hampering any search and rescue efforts, with officials saying that all 39 people on-board are believed dead.
A source told local media: “The area is difficult to access by land, and the preliminary report is that there are no survivors. Even though it’s nothing official, members of a commission came to my house to let me know what happened.”
The flight is believed to have taken off from Baracoa airport, East of Cuba.