Columbian Plane Crash: 4 Children, Including One 11-month-old, Survive Shocking Incident! Found Alive In Amazon Forest Weeks After Accident
A Cessna 206 aircraft travelling between Araracuara, in the Amazonas province and San Jose del Guaviare crashed in the forest on May 1
Following a small plane crash in Colombia, four children from an indigenous community were found alive and safe in the forest after two weeks of the shocking incident. To note, the four children include an 11-month-old baby, per President Gustavo Petro's statement.
Issuing a statement about the latest development, the president called it an event of ‘joy for the country’. Taking to Twitter, the president said, that the children in the forest have been found after "arduous search efforts" by the forces. However, the rescue of the children is yet to be confirmed.
In the incident, a Cessna 206 aircraft travelling between Araracuara, in the Amazonas province and San Jose del Guaviare crashed in the forest after raising a mayday alert due to engine failure.
The shocking incident occurred in the wee hours of May 1 while the plane was reported to be carrying seven passengers.
"After arduous searching by our military, we have found alive the four children who went missing after a plane crash in Guaviare. A joy for the country," said President Petro in his tweet.
Previously, rescuers had stated that they thought the kids, including a 13-year-old, a 9-year-old, a 4-year-old, and an 11-month-old, had been lost in the southern Caqueta department's jungle since the crash.
However, President Petro did not mention the location of the children’s rescue or their survival in the bush on their own.
Owner of the crashed aircraft, Avianline Charters, reported that one of its pilots in the search area was informed that the kids had been located and "were being transported by boat downriver and that they were all alive."
Earlier, the company had said that "there has been no official confirmation" that the kids were entirely secure and that they were still at risk of not making it to safety because of the nearby thunderstorms.
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