Plane With 170 Aboard Crashes in Brazil

Airbus skids off Sao Paulo runway criticized as too short
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2007 8:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – "SAO PAULO, Brazil - A plane with as many as 170 people aboard crashed and burst into flames in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after skidding off a runway that has been criticized as being too short in a driving rain, the nation's airport authority said. -- From AP

There were no immediate reports of deaths by authorities, but a witness said he saw one charred body as flames shot into the sky and clouds of black smoke billowed into the air after the crash. " -- From AP