|Quoting Stirling (Thread starter):|
Details sketchy at this point, but from what I have heard, a turboprop aircraft belonging to an airline called TEAM (?) has disappeared from radar screens while on a flight from Macae to Rio de Janeiro Friday evening. (31/03/06)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A plane carrying 19 people disappeared from radar screens Friday night and had not been found more than six hours after it was due to land in Rio de Janeiro, civil defense officials said.
The small double-propeller plane belonging to the local Team airline went missing after leaving the city of Macae, 110 miles east of Rio de Janeiro, said Roni Alberto de Azevedo, a spokesman with the Rio de Janeiro State Civil Defense Department.
The plane was carrying 17 passengers and two crew members.
Local media said rural workers in a mountainous region between Macae and Rio de Janeiro reported hearing an explosion after a plane flew very low overhead.
Brazilian airport authority Infraero said the plane disappeared near Saquarema, in a mountainous area some 60 miles east of Rio. There were no reports of severe weather where the plane disappeared.
Rescue workers sent to the region found no sign of the plane, more than six hours after it was due to land. Authorities said the area was remote, however, and that it could take hours to find any wreckage.---Associated Press
|Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 3):|
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