Private plane crashes in Sao Paulo, seven dead

Seven people died and one was injured when a private plane crashed into a residence in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paolo Saturday.

The twin-engined aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Sao Paulo's Campo de Marte airport, authorities said.

Local media reported that plane was owned by Roger Agnelli, former chief executive of the world's leading iron ore mining firm Vale. He was among the victims who perished, Globonews reported.

It quoted firefighters as saying the injured victim was a woman who lived in the house hit by the falling aircraft.

Last update: Sun, 20/03/2016 - 13:27

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