RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Three people died on Monday when a small plane crashed in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, a southeastern city of Brazil.
Local authorities said the small plane, a single-engine model manufactured by U.S. company Beech Aircraft, crashed into the backyard of a house near the Sao Jose do Rio Preto airport, where the plane would have landed.
All three occupants of the plane died at the site. There were people in the house, but no one was injured; there were no casualties on the ground.
The plane was flying from the small town of Tangara da Serra in midwestern Brazil to Sao Jose do Rio Preto, about 1.1 km away. It crashed into a residential area near the landing site, about three blocks from the airport.
The plane was owned by Hotel Sakr and was being piloted by the proprietor, William Rayes Sakr, aged 59. The other victims were identified as 25-year-old Caique Caciolato and 33-year-old Allyson Lima dos Santos Verciano.
Aviation authorities said they will find out the cause of the crash. Experts from Cenipa, Brazil's plane crash prevention and investigation agency, are at the site to conduct investigation.