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Tragedy Strikes Amazon as Plane Crash Claims 14 Lives: Investigation Launched

Tragedy Strikes Amazon as Plane Crash Claims 14 Lives: Investigation Launched

Tragedy Strikes Amazon as Plane Crash Claims 14 Lives: Investigation Launched

14 people killed in tragic plane crash in Barcelona, Brazil

In a heartbreaking incident, a medium-sized plane has crashed in Barcelos, Brazil, resulting in the loss of 14 lives, including passengers and crew. The ill-fated Bandirante model plane was carrying 12 tourists along with the pilot and co-pilot and sadly no survivors are known.

Investigating the Role of Weather in the Tragic Crash

The accident occurred when the plane attempted to land in Barcelos, about 400 km from its departure point Manaus. Adverse weather conditions marked by heavy rainfall at the time of landing are being investigated as a possible catalyst for the disaster. The passengers were en route to enjoy a recreational fishing expedition.

The Center for Research and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa) began a rapid investigation, and deployed experts from the Seventh Regional Service for the Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa VII) to the crash site. Their work involves using specialized techniques to gather critical data, preserve evidence, assess aircraft damage, and compile information critical to the investigation process. The length of the investigation will depend on its complexity and the need to identify contributing factors.

Companies pledge full compliance and transparency

The aircraft belonged to Manaus Taxi Aereo, authorized for air taxi services, the aircraft involved was operated by Manaus Aerotaxi, identified as PT-SOG. Both companies have stressed their commitment to comply with Civil Aviation Authority requirements for airworthiness and have promised to provide clarity on the tragic incident.

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