Fifty-eight of the victims of Havana air crash identified, as investigation into tragedy continues

Dr. Sergio Rabell, director of the Cuban Institute of Legal Medicine. File photo

Havana, May 23 (RHC)-- Cuba has identified the remains of 58 of the 111 people killed in the country's worst air disaster in decades, as authorities continue their investigation into the accident. 

A Boeing 737 from a Mexican company leased by Cubana de Aviacion crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport, with 113 passengers and crew aboard. 

Just two survivors remain — both Cuban women who are fighting for their lives at Havana's Calixto Garcia hospital. 

The Mexicans identified include the pilot, Angel Luis Nuez Santos, 53, and the co-pilot, Miguel Angel Arreola Ramirez, 40. 

The Cuban Legal Medicine Institute has reported that identifying all victims of the air crash could take as long as a month. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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