On September 17, 2023, a catastrophic plane crash happened in the northern region of Brazil’s Amazonas state, leading to the demise of 14 people. The airplane, under the banner of Manaus Aerotáxi airline, was traveling from Manaus to Barcelos.
Situated about 250 miles from the departure city of Manaus, the crash was predominantly attributed to unfavorable weather patterns, potentially causing the pilot to misjudge during the landing. Videos of the site depict the damaged aircraft amidst greenery, suggesting an unsuccessful landing attempt.
The aircraft had a total of 14 occupants, 12 of whom were passengers and the rest being crew members. All were Brazilians. A significant number of these passengers were tourists, drawn to Amazonas for its well-known fishing adventures, especially during September’s peak season.
While the inclement weather, marked by intense rains and limited visibility, is believed to be the principal reason behind the crash, a thorough probe led by Brazil’s Accident Investigation and Prevention Center is underway.
Wilson Lima, the governing authority of Amazonas, has conveyed his profound sympathies to the victims’ families and has guaranteed necessary support. Steps were taken to transport the victims to Manaus for proper procedures.