11 killed in Brazil in small plane crash | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 09, 2016-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

11 killed in Brazil in small plane crash

world Updated: May 23, 2009 09:37 IST

AFP
Highlight Story

Eleven people, including reportedly a US businessman, were killed in Brazil when a small executive jet they were traveling in crashed in the northeast of the country, police said late Friday.

The accident occurred at the airport of the seaside resort town of Trancoso, in the state of Bahia, police officials told AFP.

The King Air 350 jet that had arrived in Trancoso from Sao Paulo crashed near the runway as it was attempting to land in the middle of a heavy storm.

"Those on board included eight passengers and three crew members," a police official said. "There were no survivors."
Authorities are trying to establish the exact cause of the crash.

According to Agencia Estado, a private news agency, the passengers included US businessman Roger Ian Wright, founder of a Sao Paulo-based investment company, his wife and two children.