A British-born Brazilian businessman and nine family members were among the 14 people killed when their twin-engine plane crashed and exploded near a coastal resort in northeastern Brazil, a spokesman for his company said Saturday.
Roger Ian Wright, a founding partner at Sao Paulo financial consulting firm Arsenal Investimentos, died along with his second wife, son and daughter from a previous marriage and their spouses, two grandsons and one granddaughter and a great aunt, the spokesman said. He declined to be identified, citing company policy.
The plane crashed Friday night just short of the Terravista Airport, a gateway for well-heeled guests arriving at the exclusive Terravista golf and condominium resort in the town of Trancoso, according to the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency.
Medical examiner Antonio Carlos Batista Brito said authorities determined the crash killed 14 people, all on the plane, raising the initial death toll by three.