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Plane falls to pieces in air before crashing in field, killing seven on board

Tragedy strikes as a plane crashes in Brazil, claiming the lives of seven people, including local businessmen and their families.
a plane has crashed in a field after falling to pieces in the air killing all seven people on board north of São Paulo, Brazil.
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A plane has crashed in a field after falling to pieces in the air killing all seven people on board.

Two pilots and five passengers died in the horror accident yesterday (28 Jan) morning.

Two victims have been identified as local businessmen, Marcílio Franco da Silveira, 42, and André Rodrigues do Amaral, 40.

Marcílio’s wife, Raquel Souza Neves Silveira, 40, and two-year-old son, Antônio Neves Silveira were also killed.

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Andre’s wife, Fernanda Luísa Costa Amaral, 38, was also named as a victim.

Both the pilot, Geberson Henrique Tadeu Chagas Pereira, and co-pilot, Gabriel de Almeida Quintão Araújo, were also killed in the crash in the rural area of Itapeva, about 75 miles north of São Paulo, Brazil.

The aircraft departed from nearby Campinas and was bound for Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais State when tragedy struck.

The authorities confirmed the seven fatalities.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the single-engine plane breaking up in the air while flying over the area.

The aircraft was still deteriorating when it plunged from the sky and crashed to the ground below.

a plane has crashed in a field after falling to pieces in the air killing all seven people on board north of São Paulo, Brazil.
The plane after the crash. (Picture: Jam Press)

The debris reportedly covered a 1,312ft radius.

Footage shows dozens of locals running across the field to the plane wreckage to look for survivors.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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