Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eight people die after falling a military aircraft in southern Brazil

Eight people on board a transport plane of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) died on Tuesday after the plane crashed in the southern state of Santa Catarina, the military command reported. "The military regrets to inform that there is no surviving evidence of the accident with a C-98A Grand Caravan happened today," said the FAB, in a statement.

According to this version, the device, integrated into the fifth air transport squadron, fell to 13.30 local (16.30 GMT) in the municipality of Bom Jardim da Serra. The plane, carrying eight people who had taken off from the city of Canoas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, and headed to Rio de Janeiro.

The military has launched investigations to clarify the causes of the accident with the aim of preventing similar incidents. The rugged device, a turboprop, is used primarily as a tool to transport passengers or loads of little weight

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