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Brazilian tragedy: 14 killed as small plane crashes in the middle of the Amazon jungle



A small plane crashes in the Brazilian Amazon, killing all 14 people on board. According to authorities, the victim was a tourist who had hired a fishing service in the town of Barcelos. The ship crashed shortly before landing during heavy rain in the area this Saturday.

A small plane crashed in the middle of Brazil’s Amazon jungle on Saturday, with authorities confirming the deaths of 14 people on board.

All of the dead were Brazilian, although it is suspected that some Americans were among the passengers.

The boat left Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, heading for Barcelos after the tourists hired a fishing service.

but, In the end, it crashed shortly before landing during the heavy rains recorded in the jungle area this past Saturday.

Barcelos Mayor Edson Méndez confirmed the death toll, saying two of them were crew members of the plane.

Barcelos is a small city located in the middle of the Amazon jungle that makes a living from agriculture and tourism. Sport fishing is also one of the biggest attractions.

According to authorities, The body will be transferred to Manaus the small Barcelos airport is not operational at night due to technical restrictions, due to the storm that hit that Amazonian city this Sunday.

Aviation authorities said the plane belonged to a Manaus-based air taxi company. It has been in operation for over 10 years.

Source: Biobiochile

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