Fourteen dead in aircraft crash in Brazil’s Amazonas state

Fourteen dead in plane crash in Brazil's Amazonas state

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Aerial view revealing a deforested location of the Amazonia jungle in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil, on September 15, 2021.

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Fourteen individuals on a little jet passed away when the aircraft crashed in Brazil’s northern Amazonas state on Saturday, the state’s guv stated.

The mishap happened in the Barcelos province, some 400 km (248 miles) from the state capital, Manaus.

“I deeply regret the death of the 12 passengers and two crew members who were victims of the plane crash in Barcelos on Saturday,” stated Wilson Lima, Governor of Amazonas state on X, previously referred to as Twitter.

“Our teams have been working from the outset to provide the necessary support. My sympathy and prayers go out to their families and friends.”

The Manaus Aerotaxi airline company released a declaration validating that there had actually been a mishap which it was examining however using no information about deaths or injuries.

“We count on respect for the privacy of those involved at this difficult time and will be available to provide all necessary information and updates as the investigation progresses,” the declaration stated.

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) stated in a declaration that detectives from the Accident Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA) had actually been hired to start an examination into the factors for the crash of the little airplane, an Embraer Bandeirante with the registration PT-SOG.

In an interview with O Globo paper, Governor Lima stated that the bodies had actually currently been gotten rid of from the airplane which the victims were Brazilian travelers.

Lima likewise included that the area deals with heavy rains and the most likely reason for the mishap was a mistake in the path taken at the time of landing.