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Cuba Plane Crash Investigation at Crucial Stage

Havana, Sep 19. -The investigation about the plane crash that took place on May 18th in this capital entered into a new phase, which will allow identifying if it was the result of human errors or technical failures, Cuban authorities of the sector reported today.

The president of the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC), Armando Daniel López, said that the new stage is reached after the content of the two black boxes of the Boeing 737-200 of the Mexican company Damojh has been clarified almost entirely, rented by Cubana de Aviación, which crashed with 113 human beings on board in the vicinity of the José Martí International Airport.

In the case of the team responsible for collecting the voices and sounds of the cabin, it was clarified between 90 and 95 percent, while the intended to record the parameters of the flight was entirely identified, he explained, cited by the National Television News.

According to Daniel López, who heads the government commission in charge of the investigations, the strong impact and fire resulting from the accident, of which only one Cuban citizen survived, did not damage the black boxes, which allowed obtaining the information.

The aircraft had on board 102 Cubans, seven Mexicans (six crew members and one tourist), two Argentinians and two Sahrawis living in Cuba, along with Mailén Díaz, who is19 years old and the only survivor.

The new phase of the investigation involves analyzing the flight details minute by minute, second by second, in order to establish what happened, Daniel López added.

The investigations on the tragedy have taken place with the participation of experts from Cuba, Mexico and the United States, the country where the black boxes were taken to complete their research. (Taken from Prensa Latina)