efe-epaSao Paulo

All three people aboard were killed Monday when a small aircraft crashed into the backyard of a home in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, authorities said.

The Beechcraft plane ended up nose down next to the swimming pool behind the house in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, some 440 kilometers (273 miles) from Sao Paulo city.

While the home was damaged, nobody on the ground was hurt, firefighters said.

The plane crashed on the approach to the airport in San Jose do Rio Preto, according to authorities, who said that the causes of the accident were not yet known.