Firefighters follow searches in Paraty after twin-engine plane crash

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The Fire Department resumed, this Saturday morning (27), the search for the missing after the crash of a twin-engine plane in the coastal region between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. More than 50 military personnel from both states are in the coastal region of Paraty with aircraft, watercraft and divers working on the operation.

Military personnel from eight barracks are mobilized in the search. According to the Secretary of State for Civil Defense and CBMERJ commander, Colonel Leandro Monteiro, there is no provision for interruption of the action. “The Rio de Janeiro Fire Department never gives up,” he said.

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The twin-engine crashed in open sea near Ubatuba, on the coast of São Paulo, and Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro. The plane left Campinas (SP) around 20:30 last Wednesday (24) and would land at Jacarepaguá airport, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, at 21:30. From 9 pm onwards, however, there was no further contact with the occupants.

According to the ANAC record, the plane could not operate as an Air Taxi, but was allowed to fly at night. Ownership of the aircraft is in the name of the co-pilot, José Porfírio. The inspection was up to date.

victim identified

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This Thursday (25), the body of Gustavo Carneiro, who was piloting the aircraft, was identified at the Legal Medical Institute (IML) in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro. The commander was only 27 years old and was born in Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul.

The victim was found during the search operation for the three victims of the crash of the twin-engine plane.

This Friday (26), at 05:00 am, the joint action of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the Brazilian Navy and the Fire Departments of Rio and São Paulo intensified the search for the other two occupants of the plane.

They were identified by relatives such as José Porfírio, aged 20, co-pilot of the twin-engine, and businessman Sérgio Dias Alves Filho.

*With information from Cleber Rodrigues and Beatriz Puente.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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