Its feared scores of people may have died after a plane with 176 people on board crashed on landing at Brazil’s busiest airport. The Airbus A320, operated by Brazilian carrier TAM, skidded off a rain-soaked runway and across a busy road at Conganhas Airport in Sao Paolo. It crashed into a building and petrol station before bursting into flames. Rescue teams say its unlikely that anyone survived the collision or subsequent inferno.
The state governor said the chances of finding survivors were “practically nil”, while a fire official said more may have been killed on the ground.