The vehicles were parked in the city of Belo Horizonte
Small plane falls on cars parked on a street in Brazil and leaves three dead
Plane, a single engine, had taken off shortly before the Carlos Prates airport, a terminal for regional flights, and fell for reasons still unknown on a street in the neighboring Caiçara neighborhood in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais (southeast) and one of The biggest cities in Brazil.
At least three people have died and three others have been injured, as confirmed by the city's Fire Department. The aircraft, which had taken off just before the Carlos Prates airport, crashed into vehicles parked near the corner of Minerva and Belmiro Braga streets.
The authorities have cordoned off the area and are investigating the causes of the accident. In addition to the fire brigade, the Military Police, Municipal Guard and Mobile Assistance Service (Samu) teams work to help potential victims. The neighbors report that they heard at least two explosions at the time of the accident. The plane crashed about 8.30 local time (11.30 GMT) against the vehicles and a fire broke out.
The aircraft had four occupants and three were rescued alive. Of the three dead, one was on the plane and the other two are still trying to establish whether they were walking on the street or in the vehicles, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. A helicopter that flew over the region warned that it had seen a parachute extended a few meters from the accident site, apparently used by one of the survivors.
Another plane had crashed on the same street six months ago, leaving a dead person. On April 13, a French model Socata ST-10 plane crashed into a wiring pole located very close to the houses. The doctor and flight instructor Francisco Fabiano Gontijo, 47, died in the accident.