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2 Killed when small plane crashes in Brazilian metropolis

A view of the scene on a street in Sao Paulo following the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from a nearby executive airport on Friday, Nov. 30. EFE-EPA/Marcelo Chello

A view of the scene on a street in Sao Paulo following the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from a nearby executive airport on Friday, Nov. 30. EFE-EPA/Marcelo Chello

EFE

Two people were killed and 12 others injured Friday when a small aircraft crashed on a street here in Brazil’s largest city, authorities said.

The aircraft struck several residences and parked vehicles, the Sao Paulo fire department said.

The plane crashed seconds after taking off from Campo de Marte, an executive airport, and officials were still working to determine the cause.

Both of the fatalities were people aboard the airplane.

Five others were pulled alive from the burning wreck with minor injuries and seven pedestrians were also hurt.

All of the injured people were expected to recover, fire department Lt. Andre Elias told TV Globo.


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