Per Carlos Martins

An air accident occurred this afternoon in Amazonas, involving an Embraer Bandeirante plane that was landing in Barcelos.

The aircraft involved is registered PT-SOG, belonging to Manaus Aerotáxi, one of the main air taxis in the Amazon region. On board, according to information from the mayor of Barcelos, Edson Mendes, there were 14 people.

Of these 14, 2 were crew members and the other 12 were passengers, who were going to Barcelos for tourist purposes. Civil Defense informed the G1 portal that all occupants on board died in the collision.

The Bandeirante was landing in Barcelos during heavy rain, but, according to preliminary information, it had crashed after rejecting the landing and trying to take off again.

In a note, MANAUS AEROTÁXI informs that it deeply regrets to inform that an accident occurred involving the PT–SOG aircraft this afternoon, in the city of Barcelos/AM.

“The safety of passengers and crew is always MANAUS AEROTÁXI’s priority, so we are certain that the aircraft and crew involved in the accident met all the requirements of the civil aviation authority necessary for airworthiness, and we are committed to clarifying all related details to this accident.

We hope to respect the privacy of those involved at this difficult time and will be available to provide all necessary information and updates as the investigation progresses.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragic incident.”

All information is still being investigated, and this report will be updated as new details become available.