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Several factors caused Brazil candidate's plane crash

A Report By The Brazilian Air Forces Says A Series Of Factors Contributed To The Plane Crash That Killed Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2016, 10:19:35 AM

Rio de Janeiro:

A report by the Brazilian Air Forces says a series of factors contributed to the plane crash that killed presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Air Force officials investigating the August 2014 crash said yesterday that bad weather and a sudden change in the small plane’s trajectory were among the elements that contributed to the crash near Sao Paulo, which killed the Socialist party candidate and six others.

Other circumstances, such as crew fatigue, may have also played a part. The investigators did not blame any individuals or companies for the crash, saying that was not their objective.

The crash threw the presidential race into turmoil less than two months ahead of the October elections, which incumbent President Dilma Rousseff ended up winning. Campos had been polling in third place.

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First Published : 20 Jan 2016, 10:17:00 AM