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Brazilian Plane Lost Over Amazon (140 Aboard)
BBC ^ | 9-30-2006

Posted on 09/29/2006 6:19:27 PM PDT by blam

Brazilian plane lost over Amazon

A Brazilian passenger plane with at least 140 people on board has gone missing in the Amazon region. Brazilian airline Gol said it was trying to locate the plane after it went missing from its radar screens.

Globo news agency reported the Boeing 737 had struck an executive jet, which was then able to land in the Serra de Caximbo region of Para state.

Flight 1907 left the city of Manaus on Friday afternoon, but failed to arrive as scheduled in Brasilia.

Speaking to Brazilian radio station, CBN, the president of the country's aviation regulator Infraero, Jose Carlos Pereira, said the air force was searching for the jet in a densely forested region.

The Gol plane collided with a smaller, Brazilian-made Legacy aircraft which suffered wing damage, Globo news agency reported.

Mr Pereira said a local farmer reported seeing a large, low-flying plane.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 140; aboard; amazon; brazilian; lost; over; plane

1 posted on 09/29/2006 6:19:29 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
How many is a brazillion?
2 posted on 09/29/2006 6:23:49 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: blam

prayer bump


3 posted on 09/29/2006 6:24:11 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: blam
Just how many planes makes a Brazilian? Is that more or less then a grazilion?
4 posted on 09/29/2006 6:26:30 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
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To: blam

I don't see anything here to 'joke' about. This appears to be a tragic loss of life.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 6:35:38 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: blam
I was in Manaus once on a cargo ship. You enter the Amazon from the Atlantic and then it's a 2000 mile trip up the Amazon to Manaus. That can be a trip by itself. The city of Manaus is located about where you see the letter B in Brazil on the map here, By the way! There are some very unfriendly natives that inhabit the jungle on the way. Anyone for a shrunken head?
6 posted on 09/29/2006 6:40:07 PM PDT by navyblue (Semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: dc-zoo
I don't see anything here to 'joke' about. This appears to be a tragic loss of life.

Thank you.
I just astounds me that anyone could respond with jokes about 140 people dying in an airline crash.

7 posted on 09/29/2006 6:41:07 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: do the dhue

Ha ha very funny NOT.


8 posted on 09/29/2006 6:42:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Brian Allen

ping


9 posted on 09/29/2006 6:42:03 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: navyblue
"There are some very unfriendly natives that inhabit the jungle on the way. Anyone for a shrunken head?"

What a trip, huh?

The Spanish named the river Amazon for the fierce looking female warriors that were seen on the banks of the river. Still there, huh? LOL.

10 posted on 09/29/2006 6:43:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Mr Pereira said a local farmer reported seeing a large, low-flying plane.

I wonder if that means there's a chance the plane was able to ditch rather than crash.

11 posted on 09/29/2006 6:47:27 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
"I wonder if that means there's a chance the plane was able to ditch rather than crash."

Nothing much new.

Brazilian Jet Missing After Collision

By MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press Writer
1 minute ago

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A Brazilian jetliner with about 150 people aboard was reported missing Friday over the Amazon jungle after colliding with a smaller executive jet, aviation authorities said.

Wladamir Caze, spokesman for the Brazilian aviation authority, told The Associated Press that Gol airlines flight 1907 left the jungle city of Manaus and disappeared after a collision.

The Brazilian Aviation agency said the accident occurred in midair about 470 miles south of Manaus in the remote south western region of Para state.

News reports said the plane reportedly struck a Brazilian-made Legacy aircraft. The Legacy managed to land at the Caximbo base in southern Para, some 1,250 miles northwest of Rio, despite suffering damage.

Brazil's Defense Minister Waldir Pires told radio Bandnews there were "more than 150" people on the plane.

The jetliner had been scheduled to make a stop in Brasilia before heading to Rio's Antonio Tom Jobim International Airport. Manaus is a major river city in the heart of the Amazon rainforest some 1,700 miles northwest of Rio.

Brazilian airport authority President Jose Carlos Pereira said the air force was searching for the jet in a densely forested region. The Brazilian airforce said in a joint statement with the federal aviation and airport authorities that five planes had been sent to search for the missing aircraft. But it was not immediately clear whether searches had begun or would start at daylight.

Pereira said in an interview with CBN radio that a local farmer reported seeing a large plane flying low.

According to the Globo news agency, some 70 family members and friends of the victims had been moved to a warehouse owned by Gol at the Brasilia airport to await news.

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a Brazilian-made executive jet that carries up to 16 passengers.

The accident occurred in the same region where a Varig 737-200 crashed in 1989 with 54 people aboard with 46 survivors.

It was the first major incident for Gol Linhas Aereas Intelligentes SA, an upstart Brazilian airline that took to the skies in 2001 with just six Boeing 737s in 2001, serving seven Brazilian cities.

Gol has grown exponentially since then, dramatically boosting its fleet using the same model of plane to keep costs down while giving passengers cold box lunches and soft drinks instead of alcohol. The company is now Brazil's second largest airline after Tam Linhas Aereas SA, with more than 500 daily flights within Brazil, and to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

It rapidly gained market share by offering low-cost tickets, modeling its service after low-cost carriers in the United States and Europe. Gol, started by the heirs of a successful bus company, also benefited from the demise of Brazil's flagship airline Varig, which virtually disintegrated earlier this year under a mountain of debt.

12 posted on 09/29/2006 7:21:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: All
I would like to sincerely apologize.
13 posted on 09/29/2006 7:22:10 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
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To: do the dhue; The_Victor

Remind us to laugh at your funerals. There's nothing funny about a plane crash with 150 dead - or anybody dead, for that matter.


14 posted on 09/29/2006 7:24:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Remind us to laugh at your funerals

If I can I will. I'll be going to live with my Lord in real love and true peace for all eternity. I know that I will be happy. I would like for you to be happy too.
15 posted on 09/29/2006 7:29:29 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
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To: The_Victor
How many is a brazillion?

Anyone told you to STFU yet? This is not the Comedy Channel, fool. (see tag)

16 posted on 09/29/2006 7:32:47 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: livius; don-o
Remind us to laugh at your funerals. There's nothing funny about a plane crash with 150 dead - or anybody dead, for that matter.

Laugh away, I hate sad funerals. Just because I post something humorous doesn't mean I don't pray for the souls of those affected.

17 posted on 09/29/2006 7:54:08 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor
Just because I post something humorous

Stop digging

18 posted on 09/29/2006 7:57:59 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: The_Victor
Hey, I am getting a lawyer and I am going to sue you for Doctor bills. I laughed so hard, I broke three ribs, when I read your tagline.

Now that is funny.


19 posted on 09/29/2006 8:09:43 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
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To: don-o

A somber mood here isn't going to alter the outcome. My post didn't contain anything negative about the outcome or wish anything ill on anyone involved.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 8:10:29 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

OK - Keep digging. Your posting is typical of a sad thing on this board. Be first to wise crack as soon as a thread is posted. Have a ball with it.


21 posted on 09/29/2006 8:13:42 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: The_Victor

I believe that would be 2 zillion. Honk, honk.


22 posted on 09/29/2006 8:15:55 PM PDT by LearsKent
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To: do the dhue

Glad you enjoyed it. It's sad to see that too many people think that bad news means we all have to unhappy. And further think that humor is disrespectful of their requisite somber mood.


23 posted on 09/29/2006 8:20:16 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor
It's sad to see that too many people think that bad news means we all have to unhappy.

Two words.

Get help.

24 posted on 09/29/2006 8:23:11 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: don-o
Two words.

Get help.

That's pretty funny. You should take your routine on the road.

25 posted on 09/29/2006 8:25:50 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: LearsKent

C'mon you crazy kids! It's Friday night.


26 posted on 09/29/2006 8:30:08 PM PDT by LearsKent
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To: LearsKent
Yah. 140 dead. Laff it up!!

Who moved mah beer?

27 posted on 09/29/2006 8:34:03 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: The_Victor
It's sad to see that too many people think that bad news means we all have to unhappy. And further think that humor is disrespectful of their requisite somber mood.

Well, I didn't read your post until I had posted. After thinking about it, I wasn't real happy on 911. I don't think you and I was being disrespectful. People see and handle things differently. I hope next time though, I remember how I felt on 911 before I pop off.
28 posted on 09/29/2006 8:45:49 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
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To: don-o

No.

Meaning it's Friday night.

Your tag line is so ironic.

By the way, did you get my answer to Victor's question?


29 posted on 09/29/2006 8:47:58 PM PDT by LearsKent
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