- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
16 missing after Amazon plane crash
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A small plane crashed Saturday in the Amazon with 20 people on board -- 16 of whom are still missing, a Brazilian official said.
The plane went down in a river about 50 miles southwest of state capital Manaus, said a spokesman for the Amazonas state government, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.
Another official confirmed the crash to a local news outlet.
"The survivors said they saw one of the motors of the plane stop," Daniel Guedes, a police official in the city of Manacapuru near the crash site, told the Internet news portal Terra.
The plane -- being used as an air taxi, a common practice in the thick jungle areas of Brazil -- crashed into the Manacapuru river about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
A cause for the crash was not yet known.
The state spokesman said rescue officials are on the scene and searching for other survivors, but so far just the four have been found.
Guedes told Terra the plane had left the city of Coari, 225 miles southwest of Manaus. The flight's destination was not immediately known.