Brazilian Plane Crashes

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SAO PAULO, Brazil: A Brazilian domestic jetliner crashed shortly after takeoff today, killing at least 95, Brazil's Globo TV network reported. The plane, a Fokker-100 belonging to TAM regional airlines, took off at 5:45 EST this morning and, according to Globo, dipped right sharply, struck an apartment building and eight houses and burst into flames. As live TV coverage showed a row of bodies covered with black plastic on the sidewalk and firemen sprayed smoking bits of the airplane with hoses, the search for casualties amid the rubble on the ground continued. The crash occurred about one mile from the runway. Patricia Almeida of Globo reported "perfect" weather at takeoff and had no information as yet about the cause of the crash.