Private plane plunges into Sao Paulo downtown, killing 7 on board & injuring 1 on ground

The plane crashed at around 3:20pm local time (6:20pm GMT), shortly after taking off from Campo de Marte airport, authorities have announced. All six of the aircraft’s passengers as well as the pilot were killed in the accident.

According to local fire department officials, only one person inside the buildings which had been struck by the aircraft was injured, while the rest were evacuated safely.

The seven seater CA-9 model plane belonged to the former CEO of a mining company named Vale, Roger Agnelli. However it is unclear whether the businessman was on board the aircraft.

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