Brazilian Jet Crashes; 170+ On Board, Others Likely Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Scores of people have apparently been killed in the crash of a Brazilian airliner at Sao Paulo's airport.

The Tam airlines jet -- with more than 170 people aboard -- crashed and burst into flames after landing in driving rain. It slammed into two buildings.

A governor said chances are "practically nil" that anyone survived the crash because of intense flames.

Officials are saying that the death toll is only 40, but that number is expected to rise sharply as more remains are recovered from the wreckage. Victims recovered so far include at least 15 people on the ground.

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