68 dead in Cuban air disaster

Search crews have found the flight data recorder in the charred remains of a fiery plane crash in central Cuba that left 68 people dead, state media reported Friday, according to CNN. The Aerocaribbean plane was carrying 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners, the state-run website Cubadebate said. None of them survived the crash, the website said. Photos from the local newspaper Escambray posted on Cubadebate early Friday showed rescue crews using heavy machinery to comb through the debris. Flames still engulfed parts of the plane. Escambray, which is also run by the state, reported authorities uncovered the flight data and voice recorder. The so-called “black box” should help investigators determine the cause of the crash.

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