Brazilian media reports a plane crash in the southern Brazilian city of Santos has killed presidential candidate Eduardo Campos. Nathan Frandino reports.
Brazilian media reports that presidential candidate Eduardo Campos of the Brazilian Socialist Party has died in a plane crash. TV channel GloboNews says he was among seven people on board the private plane when it crashed in Santos, Brazil. Smoke billowed from the crash site in a residential area as investigators cleared the area. Five people were rushed to a local hospital, but their names and conditions were not released. The jet was preparing to land when it crashed. 49-year-old Campos was running third in opinion polls, with the presidential campaign beginning to gain momentum. The cause of the crash is under investigation.