A small aircraft, BE-58, prefixo PR-OFI, has crashed near Campo de Marte airport, north Sao Paulo, according to the local fire department.
The accident occurred in the late hours of Wednesday. The crash caused a fire at the scene, but it has already been controlled.
Footage shared online shows the site in flames and several engines working at the scene.
CAI AVIÃO ✈️ EM SP: A Infraero lamenta o acidente ocorrido com a aeronave BE-58, prefixo PR-OFI, que vinha de Ubatuba para o Campo de Marte. A aeronave, ao tentar fazer o pouso, apresentou problemas e acabou caindo na avenida Braz Leme. pic.twitter.com/OOGowBo5sl— Maicon Mendes (@Oficialmmendes) July 8, 2020
Um avião acaba de cair. Região da Brás Leme. Aeroporto Campo de Marte. pic.twitter.com/Pn2XvLZX60— Moisés Costa (@moisesffelipe) July 8, 2020
The plane was flying from Ubatuba and reportedly had issues when trying to land, but the exact cause of the crash remains unknown so far.