Tragedy hit Cuba last Friday when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from José Martí International Airport killing 111 people on board. Fifty of the dead have been identified, and an investigation into the causes of the crash is ongoing. There are only two survivors, both in critical condition.
The crashed plane was leased to Cubana de Aviacíon, the country’s national air carrier, by Damojh. Damojh, a small charter airline based in Mexico had a fleet of three aircraft before the accident. Their license to operate was suspended in 2010 and 2013 because of problems with their planes. Additionally, the exact plane that crashed was banned last year from Guyanese airspace because the crew had dangerously overloaded luggage on a flight to Cuba.