Aircraft crashes into residential area in Brazil

Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — A small private jet crashed Wednesday into a residential area in the southeastern Brazilian port city of Santos, and seven people have been taken to hospitals, a Sao Paulo City Hall official reported.

The official declined to be identified because he was not authorized to be quoted by the press.

Television broadcasts showed wreckage smoldering among smashed buildings in a residential neighborhood.

Aeronautical authorities said the craft was attempting to land in bad weather.

The Brazilian Air Force reported the plane was a Cessna 560XL.

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