No survivors in domestic plane crash

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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.

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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.

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