Brazilian authorities say a small passenger aircraft has crashed within the Amazon rainforest, killing all 14 individuals on board
ByThe Related Press
September 16, 2023, 8:12 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — A small passenger aircraft crashed in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Saturday, killing all 14 individuals on board, Amazonas state Gov. Wilson Lima introduced.
“I deeply remorse the demise of the 12 passengers and two crew members who have been victims of the aircraft crash in Barcelos on Saturday,” Lima mentioned on X, previously often called Twitter.
The Embraer PT-SOG plane had taken off from Manaus, the Amazonas state capital and the most important metropolis within the Amazon, and was making an attempt to land in heavy rain when it crashed, native media reported.
The passengers have been Brazilian vacationers on their solution to fish, the reviews mentioned.
Video footage posted by the Globo tv community confirmed the aircraft mendacity on a muddy filth observe with the entrance a part of the plane in inexperienced foliage. A few dozen persons are seen standing close by holding umbrellas.
The Brazilian air power despatched a staff from Manaus to gather info and protect any proof that could possibly be used for the investigation into the crash, an air power assertion mentioned.