Small plane crashes in Brazilian Amazon, killing 7

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Posted: Apr 21, 2011 4:54 PM
Small plane crashes in Brazilian Amazon, killing 7

Brazil's federal transportation agency says a small plane has crashed in the Amazon, killing seven people. it says eight others on the air taxi have survived.

The agency says the plane crashed Thursday soon after taking off from Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state. It was heading to the city of Santarem, in the state of Para.

Identities of the dead have not yet been determined, but include three men, three women and one child.

The plane belonged to a local company called Amazonav Taxi Aereo.