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Cuba Plane Crash Death Toll Reaches 111

One of three women who survived the initial impact of a plane crash in Cuba on Friday has died in the hospital, bringing the death toll to 111. Grettel Landrove, 23, was a flamenco dancer and engineering student. The other two survivors—Mailen Diaz, 19, and Emiley Sanchez, 39—remain in critical condition, according to reports. On the same day as Landrove’s death, Mexico’s civil air authority suspended the operations of the company that leased the 39-year old Boeing 737 to Cuba’s flagship airline. The plane crashed after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport for a flight to the Cuban town of Holguin. The accident killed 100 Cubans, seven Mexicans, two Argentines, and two citizens from a disputed area in the Western Sahara known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.