A small plane crashed in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas on Saturday, killing 14 people, the state’s governor, Wilson Lima, said. The accident happened about 400 kilometers from the capital of Amazonas, Manaus.
Lima said 12 passengers and two crew members died. He explained to the newspaper O Globo that the bodies had already been removed from the plane and that the victims were Brazilian tourists. He expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Lima also said that there was heavy rain in the area and that the probable cause of the accident was an error in choosing the route at the time of landing.
The airline Manaus Aerotaxi confirmed the accident and said it was conducting an investigation. No further details were offered on the deaths or injuries.
The Brazilian Air Force announced that investigators from the Center for the Investigation and Prevention of Accidents (CENIPA) were called to investigate the causes of the accident.