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Brazil plane crash kills 7, including ex-Vale CEO

AP
Published Mar 20, 2016, 7:54 am IST
Updated Mar 20, 2016, 8:30 am IST
The plane had just taken off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo when it crashed on a house.
Firemen work at the site where a single-engine plane crashed into a residence in the northern suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: AP)
 Firemen work at the site where a single-engine plane crashed into a residence in the northern suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

Sao Paulo: A small plane has crashed in northern Sao Paulo, killing seven people including the former chief executive officer of Brazilian mining giant Vale and his family.

The website of Brazil's leading O Globo news network said a pilot and six passengers, including ex-Vale CEO Roger Agnelli, his wife and two children, were on board the plane when it crashed on Saturday. All seven people died.

 

Read: Brazil's Agnelli, who turned Vale into top miner, dies in crash

O Globo, citing city and fire officials, reported that the plane had just taken off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo when it crashed on a house. One person on the ground was injured. No cause has been given for the accident.

The 56-year-old Agnelli headed Vale for a decade ending in 2011.

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