HAVANA — UPDATE: Three passengers who were on board the plane that crashed in Cuba are in critical condition, Cuba state-run Granma reports.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel is at the scene of the crash.
ORIGINAL STORY: A plane has crashed in Havana, Cuba, CBS News confirms. It appears to have been an internal flight.
Cuban media said a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board.
.@CNN has obtained video that appears to show smoke rising from the plane crash site, near José Martí International Airport in Havana Cuba. pic.twitter.com/oObs4WKvXU— Paul P. Murphy (@murphy_paulp) May 18, 2018
State television and websites said the plane was headed to the eastern city of Holguin and crashed between the airport in southern Havana and the nearby town of Santiago de las Vegas.
The plane was rented by Cubana, which has taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems.
This is a developing story and will be updated.