December 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash

Rescuers work on the site of the crash of the Cessna 560XL aircraft carrying the presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) Eduardo Campos in Santos, Sao Paulo state.
Ver galería
A private jet carrying candidate Eduardo Campos, who was running third in polls ahead of Brazil's October's presidential election, crashed today in the city of Santos, throwing the country's election into disarray and knocking local financial markets lower.

The plane, a Cessna 560XL, lost contact with air traffic control as it was preparing to land, according to an Air Force statement. Television images showed smoke billowing from the crash site in a residential area of Santos.

Media reports confirmed the 49-year-old politician died in the crash.

Campos is a former governor of northeastern Pernambuco state who had the support of about 10 percent of voters in recent polls. He had positioned himself as a business-friendly leftist and was a former ally of President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking a second term.

Campos' running mate, Marina Silva, was not on board the plane and was heading to the crash site.

Brazil's main stock index lost as much as 2 percent following initial reports that Campos was on the crashed plane, but later pared losses to just over 1 percent. The currency also lost ground.
  • CommentComment
  • Increase font size Decrease font sizeSize
  • Email article
  • Print
  • Share
    1. Vote
    2. Not interesting Little interesting Interesting Very interesting Indispensable
Tags:  Brazil  Campos  candidate  crash  

  • Comment
  • Increase font size Decrease font size
  • mail
  • Print



    ámbito financiero    Docsalud    

Edition No. 5055 - This publication is a property of NEFIR S.A. -RNPI Nº 5343955 - Issn 1852 - 9224 - Te. 4349-1500 - San Juan 141 , (C1063ACY) CABA - Director Perdiodístico: Ricardo Daloia