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5 killed in light aircraft crash in northeast Brazil

English.news.cn   2014-08-04 07:56:59

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed on Sunday when a light aircraft crashed against a house in Balsas municipality, in Brazil's northeastern state of Maranhao, the Brazilian Fire Brigade said.

The five people were passengers of the Embraer-720 aircraft, which crashed on Sunday early morning when flying from Balsas, the capital of Maranhao, to Teresina, the capital of Piuai state.

The aircraft fell shortly after takeoff. The victims are an 87- year-old woman who was taken from a hospital in Balsas to another in Teresina, the old woman's daughter and her grandson, the pilot and his wife. The aircraft fell over a house where four people were sleeping but no one was injured.

Editor: Luan
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