G. McConway
September 18, 2023

Plane Crash in Brazil Leaves 14 Dead

There was an absolutely horrific plane crash in Brazil on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

The crash took place in the Brazilian northern state of Amazonas in the Barcelos region.

Everyone aboard the plane, 12 passengers and two crew members, were killed, reported Fox News.

Horrifying Accident

The small plane plummeted to the ground, resulting in the deaths of the pilot, co-pilot, and 12 tourists.

The plane, an Embraer PT-SOG, left Manaus, the Amazonas state capital and the biggest city in the Amazon, but was trying to land due to heavy rain conditions when it crashed.

The plane held 12 tourists who were on their way to a fishing trip.

The crash is now being investigated by local authorities and the Brazilian Air Force.

CNN Brazil reported, "The passengers were going to the location to practice recreational fishing and the crash occurred due to bad weather. It was raining heavily at the time of landing."

Wilson Lima, Governor of Amazonas, stated, "I deeply regret the death of the 12 passengers and two crew members who were victims of the plane crash in Barcelos on Saturday.

"Our teams have been working from the outset to provide the necessary support. My sympathy and prayers go out to their families and friends," reported Reuters.

The Manaus Aerotaxi airline also issued a statement: "We count on respect for the privacy of those involved at this difficult time and will be available to provide all necessary information and updates as the investigation progresses."

This time of year, Barcelos is a very popular tourist destination specifically because it is the height of the fishing season there.

The area is known for some of the most beautiful ornamental fish you will ever see, such as the peacock bass, as well as the Piraíba, Redtail Catfish, and Arowana.

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