Jun 21, 2017

Brazil pilot survives crash landing in Amazon but dies in rescue

A Brazilian pilot who crash-landed into an Amazon river, saving the life of his passenger, has died after falling from a rescue helicopter. When rescuers threw a rope for them to climb up, the pilot lost his grip, fell into the river and was dragged away. The 64-year-old pilot, Elcides Rodrigues Pereira, has been hailed as a hero after footage emerged of the dramatic crash landing, last Wednesday, in the northern state of Roraima. Mr Cardoso told local media that he had tied the rope around the pilot, who was tired, but he fell into the Catrimani river. Fire-fighters only managed to find the body of the pilot on Saturday.

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