Sep 17, 2023

Brazil: 14 killed after plane crashes in Amazon

Fourteen people have been killed in a plane crash during bad weather in the Brazilian Amazon on Saturday. The small propeller plane was nearing the end of its 400km trip between Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, and the remote jungle town of Barcelos when it went down. Amazonas state security secretary Vinicius Almeida said initial information suggested the plane crashed after running out of runway when it descended into Barcelos during heavy rain and low visibility. Brazilian news site G1 reported that the plane was an EMB-110, a twin-engine turboprop manufactured by Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer. The mayor of Barcelos, Edson de Paula Rodrigues Mendes, told CNN the plane was chartered by a businessman who works locally in game fishing.

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