All 14 individuals onboard had been killed when a small passenger aircraft crashed in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Saturday, Amazonas state Gov. Wilson Lima has confirmed.
“I deeply remorse the loss of life of the 12 passengers and two crew members who had 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 trying to land in heavy rain when it crashed, native media reported.
The passengers had been Brazilian vacationers on their strategy to fish, the studies 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 individuals are seen standing close by holding umbrellas.
The Brazilian air drive despatched a crew from Manaus to gather data and protect any proof that could possibly be used for the investigation into the crash, an air drive assertion mentioned.