Missing Plane Found in Brazilian Jungle

Missing Plane Found in Brazilian Jungle

Florianópolis : Brazil | Oct 30, 2009 at 2:34 PM PDT
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A Day With the Tribe

The Brazilian Air Force has confirmed locating a missing plane today in the far reaches of the Amazonian state, according to the Associated Press. Early reports indicate nine survivors of 11 occupants of the single-engine Cessna that made an emergency landing on the Itui River.

This portion of Brazil remains undeveloped and hosts some tribes that receive governmental aid via special flights. This flight included four crewmembers and seven medical technicians on route to administer vaccinations to the indigenous tribes.

The plane started its journey Thursday morning from the isolated city of Cruzeiro do Sul in Acre state. It was to land in the city of Tabatinga in Amazonas state after a 2 hour flight.

Rescue teams have been sent to the area but no confirmation on the seriousness of any injuries or the causes of death of the two passengers.

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Nathaniel Hines is based in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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