Plane Crash in Brazilian Amazon: 14 Killed near Barcelos, Governor Confirms

Plane Crash in Brazilian Amazon


Fourteen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Brazilian Amazon near the northern tourist town of Barcelos, the governor of Amazonas state said.

Details of the Crash

Governor Wilson Lima announced on Platform X that the accident killed 12 passengers and two crew members.

Brazilian media reports confirmed there were no survivors, but officials did not immediately respond to requests for more details.

News site G1 reported that the ill-fated twin-engine EMB-110 aircraft, manufactured by Brazil’s Embraer, was carrying 18 passengers.

The plane was reportedly heading from the state capital of Manaus to Barcelos, a flight that would take about 90 minutes.

News site UOL, citing state Security Minister Vinicius Almeida, said the passengers were all Brazilians and were heading to the tourist area of Barcelos, surrounded by national parks and reserves, to practice hunting.


Source: AFP

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