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Wednesday Aug 03, 2011
By
AFP

Air Force plane crash in Brazil kills eight

By
AFP
Air Force plane crash in Brazil kills eight

SAO PAULO: Brazil's Air Force says one of its planes crashed in the country's southeast, killing all eight people aboard.

An Air Force statement says the single-engine Cessna Grand Caravan C-98A crashed on Tuesday afternoon near the city of Bom Jardim da Serra in the state of Santa Catarina.
The statement says the Air Force is investigating the cause of the crash.

Lt. Col. Altair Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Santa Catarina fire department, says the plane burst into flames after crashing in a deserted rural area.