Saturday, May 23, 2009

11 dead in Brazil plane crash

Updated at: 1044 PST, Saturday, May 23, 2009

SAO PAULO: Brazilian media are reporting that 11 people died when a small plane crashed near a resort in the country's northeast.

The Web site of the local newspaper says a King Airmodel plane exploded near a private air strip in the resort destination of Trancoso.

The newspaper and other Brazil media reports said the plane left Sao Paulo Friday evening and crashed at 9:10 p.m.

Eight passengers and three crewmembers were reportedly on board.

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