Crash of Cuban Military Plane Kills 8

Eight troops were killed Saturday when a Cuban military plane crashed, a statement from the military said.

The Soviet-made AN-26 aircraft took off from Playa Baracoa airport near Havana early Saturday and crashed into a hillside near Candelaria, in Artemisa province, about 65 kilometers southwest of the capital, the statement said.

No other information was released.

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