November 30, 2018 / 7:10 PM / 3 months ago

Small plane crashes in metropolitan Sao Paulo, 2 killed

SAO PAULO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A small airplane crashed into a residential area in northern Sao Paulo on Friday soon after takeoff, the fire department said, killing two people and injuring 12.

The Cessna 210N plane crashed into a two-story building and it was unclear whether the victims were in the plane or on the ground. It had taken off from the small Campo do Marte airfield.

The extent of the injuries was not clear and there was no immediate word on the cause of the crash. Sao Paulo’s metropolitan area saw scattered showers all afternoon on Friday.

TV network Globo showed live images of the small plane’s burned-out fuselage hanging off the side of a burned-out residential building.

Video taken by bystanders just after the crash and aired on Globo showed flames engulfing two buildings and vehicles parked along a street. The fire was under control within half an hour. (Reporting by Brad Brooks Editing by Bill Trott)

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