At least 16 people were killed when a plane fell to earth in a suburb of Recife, northeastern Brazil, after the pilot reported an emergency.
The corporate jet Airlines Noar discoloration to 6.51 (5.51 hours Argentina) Guararapes International Airport and "shortly after the pilot reported there was an emergency and tried to land on the beach, but failed and landed in a vacant dwellings and and prevented a greater tragedy, "said Brigadier Kanitz Marcelo Damasceno, a spokesman for the Air Force.
The ship mid-size and twin-engine LET 410 model, made in Czech, which was carrying 14 passengers and 2 crew, plummeted, exploded and was destroyed by fire in a vacant lot, about 150 meters from the beach and Avenida Boa Viagem Beira Mar, where there was heavy traffic, according to the Ansa agency.
Several witnesses reported that the spacecraft was flying at low altitude and apparently prevented the driver rammed the districts properties located in Boa Vista and Piedade, appropriated the channel Globo News.
"I saw people in the windows (the plane) for help, but when I started exploding around, I was afraid, I regret to see people dying helplessly," said da Eranda, caretaker of the wasteland.
"It was a plane that can do many maneuvers and may have tried to avoid impact on buildings, the airport of Recife is near the urban area," said Marcus Reis Silva, a specialist in aviation security.
Nine fire department units, including 2 from the Guararapes International Airport, could fight in about 40 minutes the fire that incinerated the people and destroyed the fuselage.
The direction of the company "is meeting right now and our officials are trying to communicate with relatives, will not give the list of people until the conclusion of this," said a spokesman for Noar in the city of Recife.
"Our flights are generally short and our audience are people of the region are more travelers working in tourism," the spokesman added.
Recife is one of the major capitals of the Brazilian northeast region, which increases the flow of tourists, including foreigners, in July and August.
The accident aircraft was heading to Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, known for its beautiful beaches.
At 11 (10 hours Argentina) attended the scene experts from the Forensic Institute of Recife, which two years ago analyzed the bodies recovered from crashed Air France plane traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.