In a tragic incident in the Brazilian Amazon, a plane crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather in the tourist town of Barcelos, resulting in the loss of all 14 lives on board.
The small aircraft, piloted by the approaching town amidst heavy rain and low visibility, appeared to initiate its landing midway along the runway, as per Vinicius Almeida, the Amazonas state security secretary.
The plane tragically ran out of landing strip and crashed, claiming the lives of 12 passengers and two crew members. Initial investigations suggest that all passengers were Brazilian men heading to the region for sport fishing, according to a statement from the state government.
Governor Wilson Lima expressed his condolences, stating, “Our teams have been on the ground responding since the moment of the crash to provide the necessary support.”