From our Minor Disasters Bureau.
Eight Cubans have died in a military plane crash.
The number could be higher, but there is no way to know for sure, since the only information available is being provided by the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.
Castronoid ministries have a long-standing policy of minimizing the extent of all disasters and of inventing or maximizing the extent of all positive achievements.
Of course, leave it to one of Europe’s most rabidly leftist newspapers to report the tragic news. Any pain felt by the Castro regime is also felt by The Guardian.
New York Times, why are you lagging behind on this? Your Castrophile reputation is at risk.
And don’t be too surprised if some of “those people” in Miami end up being blamed for this crash.
Cuban military plane crash kills eight troops
A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside on Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.
In a written statement, the ministry of the revolutionary armed forces said the Soviet-made, twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6.38am and crashed into a hillside outside the town of Candelaria about 40 miles away.
“The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died,” the statement published by state-run media said. “A commission … is investigating the causes of the accident.”
Officials did not immediately release any further information.
The majority of planes flown in Cuba were produced in the Soviet Union. Antonov produced the AN-26 planes in Kiev between 1969 and 1986.
The last major plane crash in Cuba was an Aero Caribbean flight that went down in flames in 2010, killing all 68 people aboard. That plane was a European-manufactured ATR-72-212.