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|Brazilian plane lost over Amazon |
(about 2 hours later)
A search is underway for a Brazilian passenger plane with at least 150 people on board that has gone missing in the country's Amazon region.
Brazil's low-cost 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 Cachimbo mountain range in Para state.
Flight 1907 left the city of Manaus on Friday but failed to land 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 before landing, Globo news agency reported.
Mr Pereira said a local farmer reported seeing a large, low-flying plane.
Manaus is a major city in the heart of the rainforest some 1,700m (2700 km) north-west of Rio de Janeiro.
|Gol, a low-cost airline, has expanded rapidly in recent years to become Brazil's number two carrier.||Gol, a low-cost airline, has expanded rapidly in recent years to become Brazil's number two carrier.|