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.
PHOTOS: Plane crash scene where Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, wife and youngest son died. pic.twitter.com/y7Y4ZOWTyH— Jerry Liet (@jerryliet) August 13, 2014
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
An area of showers and thunderstorms northeast of the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system at any time and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
Severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes and flash flooding, will continue into Memorial Day weekend.
This weekend will be the biggest racing weekend of the year with three major races drawing in millions of viewers from around the globe.
This summer, the pattern responsible for extensive drought and heat in southeastern Asia will break down enough to bring relief to some nations, while the tropics spring to life for a time.
Millions of people in the central United States dealing with relentless severe thunderstorms and downpours will have to continue to weather the volatile pattern a while longer.
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