Cuba's civil aviation authority has said there are no survivors following the crash of a passenger plane carrying 68 people.

The aircraft was flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital Havana when it went down.

Twenty-eight foreigners from 10 countries were reported to be among the passengers. Their nationalities are unknown.

The plane, Flight 883 belonging to state-run airline Aero Caribbean, left Santiago de Cuba in the east of the country en route to Havana and went down at 5.42pm local time (10.42pm GMT).

After making an emergency call, the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers.

The plane is an ATR-72-212 twin turboprop built by ATR, a joint venture of Europe's EADS and Italian group Finmeccanica.

Meanwhile, a small plane has crashed in Pakistan killing all 20 people on board.

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