Eight Killed in Brazil's Private Plane Crash
A private twin-engine plane crashed in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais Saturday, killing all eight people aboard, firefighters said.
The Beechcraft King Air B200GT, which took off from the Minas Gerais capital Belo Horizonte, exploded after it went down near the airport of Juiz de Fora, a city located 260 kilometers away, they told the media.
Press reports said the pilot made several attempts to land in foggy weather.
The victims included, in addition to the pilot and co-pilot, executives of the Vilma Alimentos Company who were on their way to a business convention organized by the Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais, the reports added.