Four killed in plane crash in Rio de Janeiro

March 3rd, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by admin  

Brasilia, March 2 (Xinhua) A small plane carrying four people crashed Sunday morning in downtown Rio de Janeiro, killing all aboard, confirmed Brazil’s National Agency of Civil Aviation (NACA). According to the NACA, the plane crashed in the district of Barra da Tijuca, between the Woods of Barra da Tijuca and the condominium of Mandala. After the crash, the plane exploded and killed one pilot and three passengers.

The single-engine plane departed from the airport of Jacarepagua in Rio de Janeiro, at about 11.00 a.m. local time, to Florianopolis, the capital of the southern state of Santa Catarina.

The NACA added that before the crash, the pilot informed the conning tower that the motor of the plane had caught fire.

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