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Cuba Plane Crash

Cuba Plane Crash - There are no survivors after a Cuba state airliner carrying 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners slammed into mountains on Thursday night.

AeroCaribbean Flight 883 was heading to Cuba's capital from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba when it reported an emergency at 5:42 p.m. The plane then lost contact with air traffic controllers, crashed near the Cuban village of Guasimal and burst into flames.

Cuba's Civil Aviation Authority issued a list of passengers on Friday morning that included nine Argentines, seven Mexicans, three Dutch citizens, two Germans, two Austrians, a French citizen, an Italian, a Spaniard, a Venezuelan and a Japanese.

Some relatives of the passengers gathered at Havana's national terminal and were kept from reporters.

"This is very sad," said Caridad de las Mercedes Gonzalez, who was manning an airport information desk. "We are very worried. This has taken us by surprise."

No details have been given regarding he cause of…