Mar 27, 2017

Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest

A Gol aircraft on a commercial flight collided with a private jet in mid-air in September 2006, in the skies above the Caiapó indigenous reserve. The Caiapó tribe refused to go back to the area where the debris fell. The two planes were travelling in opposite directions when they collided over an area of the Amazon forest in the state of Mato Grosso. Two years ago, tribe leaders sought help from Funai to ask for compensation, Globo TV reported. The Caiapó chief is Raoni Metuktire, who became famous when he travelled around the world with British rock star Sting in the late 1980s to highlight the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

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