Cash Disappears From Crash


Brazilian authorities have recovered only a fraction of about $3 million worth of Brazilian reals looted from the crash site of an unidentified charter aircraft that crashed near Salvador, about 800 miles from Rio de Janeiro. The airplane had been hired by a private security company to move the cash from Petrolina to Salvador. All four people aboard were killed, and police speculate the bags of cash were taken out of the wreck by locals who got to the scene before rescuers. Two newspapers reported that a local farm worker was caught with $50,000 worth and about $40,000 was found buried in a back yard, but the rest is still missing. Police hadn’t confirmed these reports. The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined.