Deadly plane crash leaves 14 people dead

BARCELOS, Brazil- In Barcelos, a weekend fishing trip turned into a fatal event. Things took a deadly turn when a small aircraft carrying 12 tourists and two crew members crashed in the Amazon region, killing everyone who was on board the plane. The incident occurred on Saturday morning, approximately 248 miles from the state capital, Manaus.

The ill-fated aircraft, an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante turboprop, was operated by Manaus Aerotaxi airline. The company confirmed the tragic loss of all passengers and crew members, expressing deep regret over the incident. The victims, all Brazilian nationals, were on a fishing expedition in the Amazon.

Amazonas state governor, Wilson Lima, expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and friends. He confirmed that the bodies had been retrieved from the crash site. “Our teams have been working tirelessly to provide the necessary support since the incident occurred,” Lima said. He suggested that heavy rainfall and a possible navigational error during landing could have contributed to the crash.

The airline has since launched an investigation into the horrifying incident. However, they have not released any further details about the crash. In a statement, the company asked for respect for the privacy of those affected during this challenging time. They committed to providing all necessary information and updates as the investigation progresses. The Brazilian Air Force also confirmed that investigators from the Accident Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA) have been called in to conduct a thorough investigation into the crash.