Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Plane Crash In Brazil

A passenger jet crashed in Sao Paulo, Brazil earlier today. The entire compliment of 175 people on board are feared to be dead. The accident occured at the Congohaus airport. After sliding down the short runway, the airliner hit a gas station and a building.

TAM Airlines initially indicated there were 176 people on board the Airbus 320, then later lowered the total to 175. Due to the deaths of bystanders the death toll is thought to be as high as 200.

As many as 12 people on the ground (aside from those feared dead) are said to have been injured and taken to hospitals.


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