More than 100 people are believed to be dead after a plane crashed in Cuba earlier today. Flight DMJ 0972 had at least 104 people on board. It was headed to the eastern Cuban city of Holguin when it fell and crashed into a Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood at 12:08 p.m. Three female passengers were also in critical condition after they survived the crash. The plane ended up crashing into an area of thick vegetation close to the airport runway.
According to CNN, the Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. The charter flight “suffered a failure” and crashed about six miles from the airport. The details of this failure are not known at this time.
Experienced Aviation Attorney Michael S. Krzak of the Krzak Rundio Law Group who has represented victims of plane crashes nationally and internationally, including a large number of victims of the crash of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, a Boeing 737 crash that occurred on February 25, 2009 in the Netherlands, spoke on a panel at the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association on May 17, 2018. The topic of his panel discussion was Federal Preemption in Aviation and Transportation Law.
The discussion included the international crash of a Boeing 737 in the Netherlands that Michael S. Krzak handled. To read more about our aviation attorney’s extensive experience in commercial air crashes, see the attached link.