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Two die in Peruvian plane crash in Brazil

india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 08:12 IST

A Peruvian military plane crashed in northern Brazil shortly after takeoff, killing its two passengers, the Brazilian Air Force said.

The Peruvian Air Force plane slammed on Sunday into a wall that divided a field and the airport in Porto Velho, capital of Rondonia state, an Air Force source said. The crash sparked a huge explosion.

The cause of the accident was unknown so far, the source said.

The Tucano A-37B plane was due to participate in an operation in the central Brazilian state of Goias that starts on Monday and ends on September 2. Five South American nations plus France will participate in 'Operation Cruzeiro do Sul'.

The victims were believed to be a commander and a major, the Peruvian Defense Ministry said in Lima.