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Plane crash in Brazil kills all 19 aboard

"There were no survivors. The 17 passengers and two crewmembers were killed," airline director David Farias said.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 22:14 IST
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All nineteen passengers were killed in a plane crash near near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, civil defence officials have said.

The twin-engine was on a domestic flight when it disappeared from radar screens on Friday after leaving the city of Macae.

Nearly 10 hours after the plane disappeared, rescue workers found the wreckage near Saquarema.

The plane was to land at Santos Dumont international airport.

There were no bad weather reports about the area where the plane disappeared.

"There were no survivors. All 19 people on board, including 17 passengers and two crewmembers, were killed in the crash," airline director David Farias said.

Employees from Brazil's energy company Petrobras were among the victims, Farias added.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 22:14 IST