Small private jet crashes into homes in residential area in Brazilian port city of Santos

Stan Lehman / The Associated Press
August 13, 2014 09:53 AM

SAO PAULO - A small private jet crashed Wednesday into a residential area in the southeastern Brazilian port city of Santos, and seven people have been taken to hospitals, a Sao Paulo City Hall official reported.

The official declined to be identified because he was not authorized to be quoted by the press.

Television broadcasts showed wreckage smouldering among smashed buildings in a residential neighbourhood.

Aeronautical authorities said the craft was attempting to land in bad weather.

The Brazilian Air Force reported the plane was a Cessna 560XL.

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