Brazilian Plane with 155 People Fell Inside Indian Territory in the Amazon

Brazil’s Funai (National Foundation of the Indian) confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 of the  Brazilian airline Gol, fell yesterday, September 29, (29) inside indigenous land belonging to the Capoto Jarina Indians, above the Xingu Park and below the Kayapó territory.

The area is located north of Mato Grosso state, between the Xingu Jarina rivers, about 200 kilometers west of the Peixoto de Azevedo municipality and highway BR-163.

According to officials at Gol airline, the exact location of the accident is 10 degrees and 29 minutes South and 53 degrees and 15 minutes West.

Flight 1907, which was going from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro, fell in an area of difficult access, in the middle of dense forest. Two Air Force parachutists jumped from an airplane to analyze the area and prepare a runway.

According to officials from the 9th Policing Command of the Peixoto de Azevedo area, in Mato Grosso state, the distance from Peixoto de Azevedo as well as from Matupá, a nearby city, to the accident area is about 200 km (124 miles).

That would mean about five hours of driving by land on a dirt road.  At least 30 Mato Grosso policemen are overseeing the rescue operation.

The Air Force Command informed that two military men specialized in search and rescue went down, in the early afternoon, in an area close to the wreckage of the Gol airplane.  The access is difficult and the military are trying to open a clearing in the dense forest to allow the landing of helicopters.

According to the Air Force, five helicopters, four planes and an aircraft with an aerial ICU (Intensive Care Unit) are participating in the operation.

A commission that is going to investigate the causes of the accident is already in the area. The Air Force also stated that they have no  information on possible survivors. There were 155 people aboard.

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  • Vijay

    I can’t verbalize my feelings on the incident but can only express my hard-felt condolences to the victims. I hope that the exact reason of the incident will be found and the tragedic experience will be a lesson to make the AIR safer.

  • Luis Adelsohn

    FAA Aviation Safety Counselor Miami Florida Southern Region
    I write to express my profund condolences to all the families for the passengers on board and crew ‘s for the tragic accident Flight 1907 .

  • rjbr06

    What the fuck do the asshole pilots on the OTHER plane have to say about the incident? Fucking murderers… There is no way that an experienced Gol pilot would have an incident like this, so it had to be the fault of the other pilots. Unbelievable

  • Bryan

    So tragic and sad
    So tragic and sad. Let us pray for these people and their families.

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