Airline pays $1.3M to compensate tribe for plane crash in Brazil

A Kayapo leader in Brazil. Photo: Mário Vilela/FUNAI

The Kayapo Tribe reached a settlement in connection with an airplane crash that affected its reserve in Brazil.

According to news reports, the tribe was forced to abandon homes and a health center after the fatal incident in September 2006. The presence of victims and debris from the aircraft prevented the tribe from living in the area.

The Gol airline, whose aircraft was involved in the mid-air collision, agreed to pay $1.3 million as compensation. The money will be deposited into a foundation for the tribe, according to news reports.

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