Numerous people are confirmed to have died in a horrifying plane crash.

The shocking accident happened today in the western province of Artemisa, in Cuba. Local reports stated the Aerogaviota flight disappeared early this morning before crash landing in a remote area.  A Cuban aviation source said earlier: “The area is difficult to access by land, and the preliminary report is that there are no survivors.”

Early reports stated there were 39 people on board the domestic flight and “no survivors”. The military said in a written statement the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport, just outside Havana, at 6:38am before crashing about 40km away.