Searches in the area of ​​the twin-engine plane crash will resume on Friday (26)

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The Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro said it will resume this Friday morning (26), the search for victims of an air accident on the border between the states of São Paulo and Rio, which occurred last Wednesday night (24) .

“The search action is coordinated by Salvaero. This Thursday (25.11), aircraft, boats and watercraft were used, scanning the entire coastal region, reinforcing the searches with coverage in the area of ​​the limits of the State of Rio”, says an excerpt of the note from CBMERJ.

This Thursday afternoon (25), the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) reported that it had located a body, which could be one of the three occupants of the aircraft. In the region of the searches, wreckage similar to the plane was also found.

According to a statement issued by the Air Force, “the body was rescued by the FAB aircraft and transported to a base, where it was handed over to the competent bodies for subsequent procedures.”

The twin-engine plane crashed in open sea near Ubatuba, on the coast of São Paulo, and Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro. The fall happened around 9 pm.

Three people were on board the twin-engine: a 20-year-old young man (co-pilot), the pilot and a crew member.

The twin-engine left Campinas (SP) around 8:30 pm and landed at Jacarepaguá airport, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, at 9:30 pm. From 9 pm onwards, there was no further contact with the occupants.

The copilot’s parents are in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, to accompany the search by boat.

The Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro informed that it was called at 23:46 on Wednesday (24). The rescue is being mobilized by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center (Salvaero) in conjunction with the Navy, Port Authority and Civil Defense.

The São Paulo Fire Department also mobilized a vessel and 4 men from the Marine Fire Brigade to assist in the search.

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.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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