Small plane breaks apart mid-air, killing 7 people onboard

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Small plane breaks apart mid-air, killing 7 people onboard
Small plane breaks apart mid-air, killing 7 people onboard

All seven occupants of a small plane died in a crash in Brazil on Sunday, according to media reports.

Pieces of the single-engine aircraft fell in a field in the municipality of Itapeva in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, the fire brigade said on Facebook.

The plane broke apart in the air, Brazilian media reported citing authorities.

The aircraft belonged to a private company and was travelling from the city of Campinas in the state of São Paulo to Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais.

The cause of the accident was unknown.