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Crash of Cuban Military Plane Kills 8

FILE - An AN-26 aircraft, belonging to the Slovak military, is pictured in Kosice, Slovakia, in January 2006. A Cuban AN-26 crashed near Candelaria, Cuba, April 29, 2017.

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

Candelaria, Cuba
Candelaria, Cuba

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.