Brazilian Presidential Candidate Amongst Casualties in Plane Crash

By Kevin Byrne, Staff Writer
August 14, 2014; 4:30 AM ET
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Inclement weather may have played a role in a deadly plane crash in Brazil which killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and six others. The Associated Press reports that there were no survivors.

The AP reports that the plane crashed around 10 a.m. local time (9 a.m. EDT) in a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, located in the state of Sao Paulo in southeast Brazil.

Former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos speaks during a meeting with members at the National Confederation of Agriculture, at the CNA headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Authorities tell the AP that the plane was attempting to land in bad weather.

According to observations from Guaruja airport, located within few miles from Santos, low clouds and rain was reducing visibility significantly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., local time, and thus may have been a factor in the crash.

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