L-410 Crash Kills 16

 - July 26, 2011, 7:25 AM

A Let L-410 operated by Brazilian regional Noar Airlines crashed soon after takeoff from Recife, Brazil, on July 13, killing all 14 passengers and two pilots. The 19-seat turboprop reportedly descended steeply into a field about a mile from the end of the runway at Recife, soon after taking off for the northeastern Brazilian city of Natal. According to the Brazilian Air Force, the pilot reported mechanical problems shortly after takeoff and attempted an emergency landing on a Recife beach.