Plane crashes into busy intersection in Brazil killing at least three people
A small plane crashed into a street in the Caicara area in in Belo Horizonte, Brazil just minutes after taking off from the nearby Carlos Prates Airport on Monday morning.
At least three people were killed when the aircraft crashed into a residential street and burst into flames.
A spokesperson from the local fire department said that the plane flew directly into vehicles at an intersection in a residential area, reports Estado de Minas.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene and photos and videos on social media show that multiple blazes broke out. Eyewitnesses reported hearing at least two explosions.
“We tried to put out the fire, there was a lot of explosions and we couldn’t help anymore,” local resident Carlos Henrique Pacheco Diniz, told the Globo news outlet.
Remarkably, the area was the scene of another plane crash in April which left one person dead.