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14 confirmed killed in Brazil’s tourist plane crash

Fourteen people made up of 12 passengers and two crew members on board a small tourist jet were killed on Saturday when the plane crashed in the Brazilian Amazonas northern town of Barcelos.

The Barcelos the state Governor Wilson Lima, confirmed in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday morning.

Lima said the accident took place in the Barcelos province, some 400km from the state capital, Manaus, a popular tourist stop in the country.

“I deeply regret the death of the 12 passengers and two crew members who were victims of the plane crash in Barcelos on Saturday,” Brazil state Governor Wilson Lima following plane crash that killed 14 persons.

“Our teams have been working from the outset to provide the necessary support. My sympathy and prayers go out to their families and friends,” he added.

Lima added that the region has witnessed heavy rainfall and the most likely cause of the accident was an error in the route taken at the time of landing.

The airline which owns the ill fated plane, Manaus Aerotaxi, also issued a statement on the plane crash confirming that there had been an accident and that it was investigating the cause of the crash.

“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,” the statement said.

The Brazilian Air Force said in a statement that investigators from the Accident Investigation and Prevention Center had been called in to begin an investigation into the reasons for the crash of the small aircraft, an Embraer Bandeirante with the registration PT-SOG.

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