By Kathleen Joyce –FoxNews.com
A Boeing 737 plane operated by state airline Cubana crashed after taking off from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday.
Local media reported the flight from Havana to Holguin, a city in eastern Cuba, had 104 people on board. It was not immediately clear if there were any fatalities.
The plane lay in a farm field and appeared heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smoldering remains. Government officials including President Miguel Diaz-Canel rushed to the site, along with a large number of emergency medical workers and ambulances. Residents of the rural area said they had seen some survivors being taken away in ambulances.
The plane was rented from Blue Panorama by Cubana, which has taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.