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Official Says Survivors 'Unlikely' in Brazilian Plane Crash


Officials say there is little chance that anyone survived the crash Friday of a Brazilian Gol Airlines plane in the Amazon jungle.

The plane's wreckage was located earlier Saturday. Helicopter pilots spotted the Boeing 737 in an area of dense forest in the nation's Mato Grosso state, about 1,700 kilometers northwest of Sao Paulo.

The president of the company that runs Brazil's airports said the size of the wreckage area is small, indicating that survivors are not likely. He also said the terrain in the crash area is so dense that rescuers will have to be dropped in by helicopter.

The plane was carrying 149 passengers and six crew members.

Authorities say Gol Flight 1907 disappeared from radar Friday after leaving the city of Manaus in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, headed for the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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