Cuba craft crash: Damojh association ‘had reserve complaints’

Media captionDoctor Jose Luis Castellano described a pile-up site as “very painful” to behold

The Mexican licence association whose craft crashed in Cuba on Friday, murdering 110 people on board, had perceived before reserve complaints, two-ex pilots say.

One of a pilots described how a craft rented from Damojh airlines had forsaken off radar totally some 8 years ago. Another purported bad maintenance.

Mexican authorities contend they will lift out a reserve review of a company.

Three women survived a pile-up nearby Havana airfield – Cuba’s deadliest atmosphere disaster in some-more than 30 years.

Separately, it was suggested that 10 Protestant devout priests and their wives were among a pile-up victims.

  • Miraculous craft pile-up survivors

Cuban authorities have launched an review into a crash, as rescuers continue to brush by a disadvantage site some 20km (12 miles) south of a Cuban capital.

One of dual “black boxes” that reason pivotal moody information and information about what happened to a craft has been recovered and is pronounced to be in good condition.

What were a reserve complaints?

Allegations of prior reserve complaints have emerged opposite a Mexican-based Damojh company, that leased both a Boeing 737 and a organisation to Cuba’s flagship state Cubana airline.

The conduct of Guyana’s polite aviation body, Cpt Egbert Field, told a Associated Press news group a same craft – that was scarcely 40 years aged – had been barred from regulating Guyanese airspace final year after authorities found a organisation were overloading luggage on flights in Cuba.

In one instance, a news group reports, Guyanese authorities had detected suitcases stored in a plane’s toilets.

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The craft crashed in a margin nearby Havana general airport

Meanwhile, a late commander for Cubana wrote on Facebook that another craft rented by his airline from a same association had quickly forsaken off radar for vague reasons while over a executive Cuban city of Santa Clara in 2010 or 2011.

The captain and co-pilot of that moody were after dangling for “problems and vicious miss of technical knowledge,” pronounced Ovidio Martinez Lopez, who worked for Cubana for some-more than 40 years.

He pronounced “many moody attendants, moody attendants and moody reserve personnel” had refused to fly on certain Cubana planes over a years.

Another commander who used to work for Damojh told Mexican journal Milenio he had complained about a miss of adequate upkeep of planes.

“I gifted several incidents during this company, like engine disaster or a electrical complement went when we took off from Mexico on one occasion”, Marco Aurelio Hernandez was quoted as saying.

The association has nonetheless to criticism on a allegations.

Who were a victims?

Cuba’s ride apportion pronounced on Saturday that 5 children were among a victims. Adel Yzquierdo also updated a central genocide fee to 110, and listed a nationalities of a victims:

  • 99 Cubans
  • Six Mexican organisation members
  • One Mexican tourist
  • An Argentine couple
  • Two passengers from a Western Sahara (a doubtful domain annexed by Morocco after Spain withdrew in 1975)

Also among a passed were 10 devout priests and their spouses who had been assembly in Havana for several days and were returning to their homes in Holguin province, where a moody was unfailing to land.

“On that craft were 10 couples of pastors. Twenty people. All of a Nazarene Church in a eastern region,” reliable Maite Quesada, a member of a Cuban Council of Churches.

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Victims’ kin have been assisting authorities in Havana to brand their desired ones

The Argentine integrate have been named by their supervision as Dora Beatriz Cifuentes and Oscar Hugo Almaras, both in their 60s.

Several victims’ kin have trafficked to Havana to assistance brand a deceased.

Meanwhile, a 3 survivors sojourn in vicious condition with vicious burns.

“My daughter is a fighter, she’s strong, she’ll save herself,” a mom of a 23-year-old survivor, Amparo Font, told Reuters news agency.