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Brazilian airline loses plane over Amazon

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Dave Noble

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A bit out of the way, but might be of interest to some

A passenger plane flown by Brazilian airline Gol disappeared over the Amazon jungle after losing radar contact and failed to arrive at its destination with 155 people on board, the company said.

The head of Brazil's airports authority, Infraero, said the Gol aircraft collided with another smaller plane in the Amazon region, the Globo news agency reported.

The smaller plane, an executive jet, was able to land in a town called Serra do Cachimbo even though it suffered wing damage, Globo reported.


Full article Brazilian airline loses plane over Amazon - World - smh.com.au

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Crashed jet found, no survivors | Aviation | The Australian

"AIRBORNE searchers found the wreckage of a Brazilian passenger plane overnight that crashed a day earlier in Amazon jungle with 155 people on board and the chances of anyone surviving were slight, officials said.

The brand-new Boeing 737-800 operated by Brazilian low-cost carrier Gol probably plunged into the ground nose first after colliding with a smaller plane, the head of Brazil's airport authority Infraero said.

If the death toll is confirmed, it will be the worst aviation accident in Brazil's history."
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"The Gol plane had been received new from Boeing on Sept. 12 and had only 234 flight hours, the company said."


Yet another tragic day for air travel. We all take an (extremely small, almost negligible) risk when we hop on a plane for travel. Hopefully none of us have to deal with or experience something like this.
 

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Information deleted...thanks serfty, really didn't have the time to fix it.
 
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