Seven Dead in Sao Paulo Plane Crash
Seven people died and three were injured when the biplane they were traveling in crashed late Saturday in a southern district of Sao Paulo, the military police said.
Two crew and five passengers aboard were killed in the crash, which occurred over a populated area. A number of buildings were set ablaze in the accident.
The three people injured were residents of the zone where the crash happened.
The plane, which belonged to an agricultural firm, had taken off from Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport at 9:20 PM (0020 GMT Sunday) and was heading to Maringa, in the southern state of Parana.
Eye witnesses said the plane was on fire before it crashed.
The accident occurred in wet, windy conditions -- SAO PAULO (AFP)
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