Plane Crashes in Brazil’s Acre state, 12 dead


Authorities in the northwest Brazilian state of Acre said that a tiny plane crashed, killing at least 12 passengers, including a baby, according to Al Jazeera’s report.

According to the Acre state administration, the aircraft, a single-engine Cessna Caravan, crashed close to the Rio Branco airport on Sunday.

The pilot and co-pilot, as well as the 10 passengers—nine adults and one child—were all tragically killed at the accident scene.

Authorities have said that they are looking into the situation in the interim.

According to Al Jazeera, the passengers’ nationalities are yet unclear.

The plane that was flown by the regional firm ART Taxi Aereo, was headed to the neighboring state of Amazonas and the town of Envira.

Al Jazeera reports that the jet burst into flames upon landing, starting a forest fire in a remote location close to Brazil’s borders with Bolivia and Peru.

This is the second similar event in less than two months; in September, a tiny plane crashed in the state of Amazonas, resulting in the deaths of fourteen persons.


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