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Plane crash in Brazil kills 15

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  • Crash in northeast Brazil kills 15, including businessman Roger Wright and family
  • Plane was on approach to a runway at resort town of Trancoso
  • Airport manager: "There was no chance of survival"
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(CNN) -- A prominent businessman and his family were among the 15 people killed when a plane crashed on Friday in a northeastern resort area of Brazil, CNN affiliate Rede Globo and other Brazilian media reported Saturday.

The coroner's office confirmed that 11 adults and four children died in the accident, in which the aircraft crashed as it was approaching a runway near the resort town of Trancoso, Rede Globo television network reported.

The plane belonged to Roger Wright -- who was traveling with his wife and other family members. Wright, 56, was an ex-partner of Banco Garantia and owner of Arsenal Investimentos, O Globo newspaper reported.

The plane -- which had taken off from Sao Paulo, Brazil -- crashed about 9 p.m. Friday, airport Manager James Souza told CNN.

Souza said it was raining, but visibility was not bad.

Souza said he went down to the fiery crash site after the accident.

"There was no chance of survival," he said.

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