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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Paraguay Plane Crash

ASUNCION, Paraguay ( -- A Colombian cargo plane crashed into a row of houses, killing 23 people, including seven children.


The plane, en route to Miami via Brazil, had been in the air for barely a minute after taking off from the capital's international airport Sunday when its left turbine caught fire, sending it out of control, witnesses said.


The tragedy occurred in the neighborhood of Juan Sinforiano Bogarin, 4 kilometers northwest of the airport and 14 kilometers north of the capital. The plane destroyed seven houses, scattering debris over the streets.