At least 100 killed after fiery plane crash in Cuba

More than 100 died in the crash.
More than 100 died in the crash. Photo credit: Reuters

Three people have been pulled injured but alive from the wreckage of a fatal plane crash in Cuba (local time).

At least 100 people are thought to have been killed when the Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed into a field shortly after take-off from Havana.

Five children were among those on board the plane, according to local media. CBS News reports there were 104 passengers and six crew members on the domestic flight.

It's not believed any New Zealanders were injured or killed in the crash, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Newshub in a statement.

Cellphone video taken by a local shows the explosion at the time of impact, with a massive fireball sent into the air and a thick plume of smoke.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel visited the site after the crash and called it an "unfortunate aviation accident".

The injured victims are in a critical condition in hospital, a spokesperson confirmed to local media.