Six killed in plane crash in Brazil

Six killed in plane crash in Brazil
# 14 May 2010 02:28 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Six people died on Thursday afternoon in the crash of a small plane in Manaus, Brazil’s northern Amazonas state, local authorities said, APA reports quoting Xinhua News Agency.
According to the authorities, the crash occurred some 15 minutes after the takeoff. The plane crashed into an area that belongs to a seminary and blew up. No one on the ground was injured in the accident.
The authorities said that the plane, reportedly a Seneca, belonged to local air charter company CTA Cleiton Taxi Aereo. It was headed to the small town of Maues, some 356 kilometers from Manaus, carrying five staffers from Amazonas state’s Education Secretariat. The crash killed all on board, including the pilot.
Amazonas state’s Education Secretary Cinthia Regia Gomes do Livramento is among the victims, said the authorities.
The Air Force is investigating the cause of the crash. The governor of Amazonas state, Omar Jose Abdel Aziz, declared three days of mourning for the fatal accident.
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