A military aeroplane has crashed into a mountain in Cuba, killing all eight personnel on board. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, took off at 6:38am local time on Saturday from the Playa Baracoa airport, just outside Havana. It then crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain around 50 miles to the west. In a statement, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said: "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died. "A commission of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces is investigating the causes of the accident."