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RIO DE JANEIRO: Fourteen people were killed when a plane crashed in the Brazilian Amazon while trying to land in stormy weather in the tourist town of Barcelos, leaving no survivors, officials said.


The small plane's pilot was approaching the remote town in heavy rain, with low visibility, and appeared to inadvertently start landing halfway down the runway.


The plane ran out of landing strip and crashed, killing all 12 passengers and two crew, he said.


Initial investigations indicated the passengers were all Brazilian men traveling to the region for sport fishing.


"Our teams have been on the ground responding since the moment of the crash to provide the necessary support," Governor Wilson Lima said. — AFP


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