The death toll in one of Cuba's worst air disasters has risen to 111, with the death of one of the three people who survived the initial crash.

Grettel Landrove, a 23-year old Cuban student, died in a Havana hospital last night, Cuban state-run media reported.

Two Cuban women remain in critical condition due to burns and other trauma, with a high risk of complications.

Their progress is being closely followed by many Cubans through regular hospital updates.

The airliner crashed shortly after take-off on a domestic flight from Havana to the eastern city of Holguin on Friday.

The accident has killed 100 Cubans, 7 Mexicans, two Argentines and two Sahrawis from a disputed area in the Western Sahara known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

The plane was a Boeing 737 built in 1979 and leased to Cuba's flagship carrier Cubana by a little-known Mexican company Damojh.

Mexico's civil aviation authority said yesterday it had temporarily suspended Damojh's operations while it made sure the firm adhered to regulations and gathered information to help investigators find the cause of the crash.

Damojh, which owned three 737s before the accident, has been suspended twice before during regulatory compliance reviews, the authority said.

Operations were halted for about a month in 2010 after a Damojh plane made an emergency landing in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta due to a problem with its landing gear.

The authority investigated again in 2013 after receiving a complaint from Marco Aurelio Hernandez, who was identified on the weekend by Mexican media as a former Damojh pilot.

Mr Hernandez was quoted by Mexican newspaper Milenio as criticising Damojh for a lack of adequate maintenance on its planes.

The 2013 inquiry led to a suspension for about two months.