SAO PAULO, Sept 16 – In a devastating incident, a small jet crashed in Brazil’s northern Amazonas state on Saturday. It is claiming the lives of Fourteen found dead in plane crash , according to the state’s governor.
The tragic accident occurred in the Barcelos province, approximately 400 km (248 miles) away from Manaus, the state capital.
Governor Wilson Lima expressed his heartfelt condolences. He expressed grief for Fourteen dead in plane crash. He state, “I deeply regret the death of the 12 passengers. And two crew members who were victims of the plane crash in Barcelos on Saturday.” He further added, “Our teams have been working tirelessly from the outset to provide the necessary support. My sympathy and prayers go out to their families and friends.”
Manaus Aerotaxi, the airline involved, issued a statement acknowledging the accident and confirming an ongoing investigation. However, no specific details regarding casualties or injuries were provided. The statement emphasized the importance of respecting the privacy of those affected during this challenging time. Also pledged to offer all necessary information and updates as the investigation unfolds.
Brazilian Air Force (FAB) Statement
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) released a statement of its own. It is revealing that investigators from the Accident Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA) had been summoned to initiate a thorough inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the crash of the small aircraft. The ill-fated plane was identified as an Embraer Bandeirante with the registration PT-SOG.
In an interview with O Globo newspaper, Governor Lima disclosed that the bodies of the victims had already been recovered from the aircraft . He confirmed that they were Brazilian tourists. He also noted that the region had been experiencing heavy rainfall and suggested that the most likely cause of the accident was an error in the flight path during the landing attempt.
This tragic incident serves as a grim reminder of the inherent risks associated with air travel, especially in challenging weather conditions. As the investigation unfolds, authorities and aviation experts will work diligently to determine the precise cause of the crash, providing closure and answers to the grieving families and loved ones affected by this devastating event.