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FAB finds body in region of search for missing plane

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The FAB announced this Thursday (25) afternoon to have found a body at the place where the search for the missing twin-engine plane with three people this Wednesday (24) night at sea in the region between the cities of Ubatuba (SP) and Paraty (RJ).

Ubatuba maritime firefighters responded to the occurrence and dispatched a vessel with around four crew members to search the informed area. The Rio de Janeiro firefighters, called at 11:46 p.m. this Wednesday (24), are also providing support in the search for the plane and possible victims.

Read the press release:

“The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) regrets to inform that the rescue teams aboard the H-36 Caracal helicopter of the 3rd / 8th GAV, an FAB unit based at Santa Cruz Air Base (BASC), located the body of an unidentified victim at the search area, likely from the crash involving the aircraft with the prefix PP-WRS, which was found missing off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The body was rescued by FAB planes and transported to BASC, where it was handed over to the appropriate agencies for further procedures.

The FAB is in solidarity with the family of the victim and informs that it remains engaged with the helicopter of the 3rd / 8th GAV and the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center of Curitiba in the air search operations at the scene of the accident.

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