Brazil Plane Slams Into Homes

Yet another disaster in Brazil's troubled aviation system
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2007 2:54 AM CST
Firefighters work on the site where a small jet crashed in Sao Paulo, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. The small plane crashed into a heavily populated neighborhood, killing at least 8 people, authorities said....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – At least six people were killed yesterday when a private plane crashed into a residential district of Sao Paolo in the latest tragedy to rock Brazil's crisis-ridden air transport system. A 10-seater Lear Jet operated by an air taxi company had just taken off for Rio de Janeiro when it plummeted into a neighborhood in the north of the city.

It was the fourth crash in Sao Paolo in four days. The cause of the  accident was not yet determined. Brazil suffered its worst plane crash ever in July when a TAM airlines Airbus skidded off the runaway at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport and slammed into a building, killing 199. Brazil's aviation system has been in chaos for more than a year.