October 04
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The Colombian Air Force announced that the children, who spent 40 days in the jungle after a plane crash, will be transferred to the country's capital Bogotá, RIA Novosti reports.

“Race for life! Rescued indigenous minors are transferred from a helicopter... to a Colombian Air Force ambulance plane, along with aeromedical transportation experts. They are flying... to Bogotá,” the Colombian Air Force tweeted.

Earlier, Colombian President Gustavo Petro confirmed that four children who were passengers of a Cessna 206 plane that crashed in May and spent 40 days in the jungle were found alive. The children, aged 13, 9, 4, and 1, were dehydrated and suffered from insect bites. According to sources, the children were found by soldiers and indigenous people.

The Cessna 206 plane flying from Araraquara to San José del Guaviare in the Caquetá Department, the south of the country, reported an engine failure and raised an alarm on 1 May. It was discovered after more than 370 hours of search. The pilot's body was on board of the plane, but six passengers, four of whom were minors, were not in the cabin or in the vicinity of the aircraft. According to Tiempo, the two bodies later discovered belonged to co-pilot Herman Mendoza and passenger, the mother of the children, Magdalena Mucutuy.

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