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March 22, 1989 | From Reuters
A cargo plane loaded with television sets and toys slammed into a heavily populated slum Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and reportedly injuring more than 200 on the outskirts of Brazil's main commercial city. Rescuers feared that many more people might be buried beneath rubble in the crowded area. The plane, a Transbrasil Boeing 707, crashed outside of Sao Paulo International airport, first hitting a three-story building and then skidding into a hillside shantytown.
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September 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
Racing champion Emerson Fittipaldi fractured his lower back when the small plane he was piloting from his family citrus farm plunged 300 feet into a swamp. The 50-year-old racer, one of Brazil's most revered athletes and a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was in stable condition but may need surgery. His 6-year-old son, Luca, the only other person on the plane, received minor scratches. The ultralight plane crashed Sunday in Araraquara, a citrus-growing region 220 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.
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NEWS
February 5, 1992 | Reuters
Nine passengers and three crew members died when their Brazilian-made plane crashed into a mountain in northeastern Brazil, an airline employee said Tuesday. There were no survivors of the Nordeste Linhas Aereas flight traveling from the coastal city of Salvador to the interior of Bahia state on Monday.
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November 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The last words of the pilot of a jetliner that crashed into a Sao Paulo neighborhood were "I'm sparing the school," TV Globo reported. Brazil's largest private television network said it talked with an Aeronautics Ministry official who listened to one of the flight recording devices of TAM Flight 402, which crashed Thursday, killing all 96 people on board and six on the ground.
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June 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Brazilian airliner with 41 people aboard crashed about a mile short of the runway in the Amazon Basin city of Altamira, killing at least 22 people, including the pilot and co-pilot. A TABA airline spokesman said the Fokker turboprop did not explode on impact, and there was no fire. Soldiers from a local army base pulled survivors from the wreckage. The plane was on a flight from the port of Belem to Cuiaba. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the crash.
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February 26, 1989
Two Brazilian-owned Boeing 737 jetliners collided on the runway at Sao Paulo's international airport at Guarulhos, damaging both planes and injuring six people, airport officials said. A Transbrasil airlines jet with 119 people aboard was preparing to take off when it collided with a 737 belonging to the Sao Paulo state airline, VASP, which had just landed, the officials said.
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December 16, 1987 | Associated Press
A Brazilian air force cargo plane plunged into the Atlantic off northeastern Brazil, and rescuers said Tuesday that all 29 people aboard are presumed dead. The coast guard pulled wreckage and body fragments from the sea about nine miles from the island territory of Fernando de Noronha after the crash late Monday night, an air force spokesman, Col. Eden Asvol-Insque, said. The U.S.
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Two Brazilian air force jets crashed in separate accidents Wednesday, killing the pilot and co-pilot of one plane and injuring the pilot of the other, the air force said Thursday.
NEWS
September 9, 1987
A Brazilian Cabinet minister and eight other people were killed when an air force jet carrying the victims exploded six seconds after takeoff from Carajas, 950 miles northeast of Brasilia, the Aeronautics Ministry said.
NEWS
November 2, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazilian authorities began their investigation of the crash of a Fokker-100 commercial jetliner in Sao Paulo. All 96 people aboard the flight to Rio de Janeiro and at least five people on the ground were killed when the plane plowed through a densely populated neighborhood shortly after takeoff. Officials at TAM airline said the plane had problems gaining altitude and never managed to climb above 90 feet.
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November 1, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A twin-engine commuter jet crashed in the densely populated outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, killing at least 98 people, engulfing a neighborhood in flames and renewing worries about air safety in Latin America. The crash--the latest of a number of air disasters in this region--occurred about 8:25 on a sunny morning, moments after the Dutch-made Fokker-100 operated by TAM, a Brazilian airline, took off from Congonhas Airport on a 45-minute flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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August 29, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For James K. Leitch, 51 years of uncertainty have finally come to an end. Forensic experts from the Army's Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii have confirmed what he has suspected since World War II--that a B-24 bomber believed carrying his brother and nine other airmen went down in the Brazilian jungle and all on board were killed. "It still bothers me," said Leitch, 70, a retired marketing executive living in Oakhurst, in the foothills of the High Sierra. "But I'm glad it's over."
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | Reuters
Nine passengers and three crew members died when their Brazilian-made plane crashed into a mountain in northeastern Brazil, an airline employee said Tuesday. There were no survivors of the Nordeste Linhas Aereas flight traveling from the coastal city of Salvador to the interior of Bahia state on Monday.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Brazilian airliner with 41 people aboard crashed about a mile short of the runway in the Amazon Basin city of Altamira, killing at least 22 people, including the pilot and co-pilot. A TABA airline spokesman said the Fokker turboprop did not explode on impact, and there was no fire. Soldiers from a local army base pulled survivors from the wreckage. The plane was on a flight from the port of Belem to Cuiaba. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the crash.
NEWS
September 6, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
A disabled Brazilian jetliner crash-landed in a remote wilderness area of the Amazon basin with 54 people aboard, and 46 of them survived, the Aeronautics Ministry reported Tuesday. The news came two days after the Boeing 737-200 disappeared. The last radio contact with the Varig plane had come Sunday evening. It reported trouble with the plane's navigation equipment and with an engine.
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