Acording to this newsite, search is now focused on a 40km-long section of the coast, south of "Bahia de Todos os Santos", which is just south of Salvador - Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. It says plane carried 6 pax, left Salvador southbound at 17h50 friday local time.
It seems the English investors were looking for a site to build some kind of resort in an island or somewhere along this coast line. Departure had already been delayed from 9:00 in the morning due to rainy weather.
Bypassers said a plane went through them in low altitude, waving from left to right, went on to the ocean, back to a forest area, and then disappeared. Someone also reported the plane was flying low and engines off.
Search teams are on the site since saturday morning, and count with firemen, police, and an air force chopper arrived saturday morning.
This is another brazilian news link that says the missing pax would fly by helicopter, but weather conditions didn't allow, so they went on a plane. It also has the names of the pax:
DODCFR From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4777 times:
I'm surprised that they found anything at all.
May all aboard R.I.P.
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Rescue workers found the wreckage of a small plane that went missing four days ago off Brazil's northeastern coast with four British businessmen and two local pilots, British officials said Tuesday.
Nadia Nightingale, a spokeswoman for the British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, said navy and air force teams found the wreckage some 55 to 60 miles (90 to 95 kilometers) north of where it vanished Friday near the northeastern colonial harbor town of Ilheus.
Plane with 6 aboard missing off northeast Brazil
She said the rescue teams saw no signs of the plane's occupants.
A patrol plane, two helicopters and navy vessels continue searching the ocean and coastal mountains for the twin-engine Cessna that vanished off the southern coast of the state of Bahia.
The plane had taken off from the city of Salvador, and officials lost contact with it eight miles (13 kilometers) off the coast, minutes before it was to land Friday in Ilheus, according to Brazil's Aero Star airline.
The airline identified the businessmen as Alan Kempson, Sean Woodhall, Ricky Every and Nigel Hodges. Also missing are the plane's pilot and co-pilot, Clovis de Figueiredo e Silva and Leandro Oliveira Veloso.
Edylson Pereira dos Santos, an official with Brazil's Infraero airport authority, said the four passengers were investors in a luxury real estate venture in Ilheus.
Weather had been good, and the pilots reported no problems with the plane, the airport authority said.