A plane has crashed in Brazil, killing all 14 people on board.
American tourists were reportedly among the 12 passengers traveling to the Barcelos region of Brazil’s Amazonas state, although this has not been officially confirmed.
A civil defense minister for the state of Amazonas has confirmed the terrible tragedy.
The accident occurred about 200 miles from the state capital.
Barcelos Mayor Edson de Paula Rodrigues Mendes confirmed to CNN Brazil that the medium-sized plane killed 12 tourists on board, as well as a pilot and a co-pilot Reuters.
The victims’ bodies were removed from the scene of the accident and transported to the auditorium of a local school as there is no cold storage facility in the city, according to The Mirror us.
A Brazilian Air Force plane is reportedly expected to arrive in Barcelos on Sundaythe bodies returned to their families.
The government has set up a crisis team to deal with the tragedy.
Sources said the area experienced heavy rains, causing power outages in parts of the city on Saturday, making communication difficult.
“I deeply regret the deaths of the twelve passengers and two crew members who were victims of the plane crash in Barcelos on Saturday,” he said Wilson Limathe governor of the state of Amazonas wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“Our teams have been working from the start to provide the necessary supportand friends, my solidarity and my prayers.”
Several bystanders shared footage of the aircraft being inspected on the ground after the accident on Thursday.
A Brazilian news site reports that the company Manaus Aerotáxi, which reportedly owned the plane involved in the crash, has had problems in the past.
Vocativo has reported.
The Brazilian Air Force is investigating the accident.
The US Sun has contacted the US State Department for comment.
Continue… For the latest news on this story, visit The US Sun online. The-Sun.com is your destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real life stories, breathtaking pictures and must-see videos. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @TheSunUS.