A small plane has crashed in northern Sao Paulo, killing seven people including the former chief executive officer of Brazilian mining giant Vale and his family.
The website of Brazil’s leading O Globo news network said a pilot and six passengers, including ex-Vale CEO Roger Agnelli, his wife and two children, were on board the plane when it crashed Saturday. All seven people died.
O Globo, citing city and fire officials, reported that the plane had just taken off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo when it crashed on a house.
One person on the ground was injured. No cause has been given for the accident.
The 56-year-old Agnelli headed Vale for a decade ending in 2011.