After the Legal Medical Institute (IML) released, this Thursday morning (2), three more victims of the air disaster that killed 12 people in Rio Branco, a plane from the company ART Táxi Aéreo transferred the bodies to the municipality of Envira, in the interior of Amazonas, at 3:06 pm on Thursday. A box with ashes from the crash site, as well as wreaths, were also transported on the same flight.
All three transferred victims are from the city. Check it out below:
Edineia de Lima – Servant of the municipality of Envira, according to a note released by the city hall. The body was released this Thursday by the IML
Antônio Cleudo Epifânio Mattos – He was 46 years old, he was the brother of José Marcos, a fuel businessman and his body was also released this Thursday;
José Marcos Epifânio Mattos – Antônio’s brother, was also a resident of Envira. The body had already been released the day before, but they were waiting for the brother’s identification so that the two could be transported together.
In addition to Edineia and Antônio, the body of pilot Cláudio Atílio Mortari was also released this Thursday. However, there is still no date for the transfer, as the families of the pilot and co-pilot Kleiton Lima Almeida made an agreement for both to be taken together to Pará.
The latter’s body has not yet been identified by the IML. Although they are being released after analyzing their dental arches, everyone must undergo a DNA test.
According to the city of Envira, there will be a collective wake until 11pm this Thursday at the municipal gymnasium. The bodies will then go to their respective homes.
Four days after the tragic accident, the Technical-Scientific Police Department has already identified nine of the 12 victims’ bodies. Five were transferred to Eirunepé (AM) on Wednesday (1). Family members went on one flight and the bodies on another small plane.
Martins further explained that there is no forecast for the three bodies to be released, because identification will be done exclusively by DNA.
“This technique we use [arcada dentária] and we identified nine reached the limit, through studies, exams and expertise. So, it went as far as science and technique allowed. These remaining three will be using another technique, which is DNA testing, which is genetic comparison, and we are anticipating difficulties due to the state of the samples, which are very degraded and this makes DNA analysis difficult. Therefore, I reiterate that family members must be patient, as we cannot estimate the timeframe for releasing these three bodies. The samples are arriving from the interior and others from Pará, once here our genetics laboratory will put together the case and start working on the techniques”, he highlighted.
The identified victims are:
- Jamilo Motta Maciel, 27 years old, he was a dentist and lived in Eirunepé;
- Raimundo Nonato Rodrigues de Melo, 32 years old, lived in Eirunepé. He was a dentist and was in the capital of Acre to take a course;
- Francisco Aleksander Barbosa Bezerra, 29 years old. Also from Eirunepé, he worked as an armored car security guard and leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter;
- José Marcos Epifanio, 46 years olds. Born in Envira, he was the brother of Antônio Cleudo, who also died in the accident, and a businessman in the fuel sector.
- Clara Maria Vieira Monteiro (daughter) It is Ana Paula Vieira Alves, from Eirunepé. The mother was 19 years old and the child was 1 year and 7 months old.
- Cláudio Atílio Mortari (pilot) – He was born in São Paulo, but also lived in Itaituba, Pará. According to company workers, Cláudio had lived in Pará since the 80s;
- Edineia de Lima – Servant of the municipality of Envira, according to a note released by the city hall;
- Antonio Cleudo Mattos – Born in Envira, Amazonas, he was 46 years old. He was the brother of José Marcos, and was also a fuel businessman.
Missing identification of:
- Kleiton Lima Almeida (copilot)aged 39, was born and lived in Itaituba, in the southwest of Pará. He had become a father a month ago, according to his sister, Gardeny Lima;
- Antônia Elizângela He was born in Envira, in Amazonas. According to a note released by the city hall, she was a livestock farmer.
- Francisco Eutimar He was born in Eirunepé, in Amazonas, and was 32 years old.
The flight that crashed in Acre was private, from the company ART Taxi Aéreo, and took off from Rio Branco bound for Envira, in Amazonas. The Caravan model aircraft had capacity for up to 14 people and crashed at around 7:21 am local time (9:21 am in Brasília), shortly after takeoff. The route also included a stop in Eirunepé (AM).
Some of the passengers were traveling to receive medical treatment. The company’s lawyer, Thiago Abreu, informed the g1 that the pilot and co-pilot had experience and training. According to Anac, the plane was in good condition.
A team from the Seventh Regional Aviation Accident Investigation and Prevention Service (Seripa VII) arrived in Acre this Tuesday (31) to begin investigations into the plane crash. Experts from the Acre Civil Police will assist in the work, according to the government.
The body is a regional arm of the Aeronautical Accident Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA), and is located in Manaus. Cenipa is responsible for investigating aeronautical occurrences, in order to prevent new accidents with similar characteristics from occurring.
The Air Force also informed on Sunday that in the investigation “specific techniques will be used, conducted by qualified and accredited personnel who carry out the collection and confirmation of data, the preservation of evidence, the initial verification of damage caused to the aircraft, or by the aircraft, and the collection of other information necessary for the process”.
The agency also spoke about the completion time of the work. “The conclusion of the investigations will take as short a time as possible, always depending on the complexity of each occurrence and, also, the need to discover possible contributing factors,” said the agency.
The Federal Police also confirmed that they were at the scene of the accident assisting the Civil Police with papilloscopists.