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Plane crash in rice-growing area in Cuban central province

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A PZL M-18 agricultural light aircraft (Dromedary) crashed on Thursday in areas of Peralejo, a town in the municipality of La Sierpe, central Sancti Spiritus province.

According to the Escambray newspaper, the pilot, Armando Leyva Sosa, 57, has a simple head injury and descompensated blood pressure, and was transferred to the Camilo Cienfuegos hospital in the territorial capital, where he is undergoing other tests.

The crashed plane was fumigating rice crops of Empresa Sur del Jíbaro, according to Ernesto Cuéllar, director of the National Air Services Company (ENSA) in Sancti Spiritus.

Meanwhile, the relevant authorities are carrying out the required investigations to find out the reasons for the plane accident.

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