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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The Brazilian air force continued searching Saturday morning in the densely forested Amazon region for a Gol airlines jet with about 155 people aboard that went missing Friday, Brazilian aviation authorities said.
But authorities said they were no longer certain the disappearance was caused by a collision with a private jet as they earlier maintained.
"During the afternoon there was another incident with a Legacy airplane, made by Embraer," federal aviation authorities said in a statement issued early Saturday morning. "It is impossible to confirm that there is a relation between the incident which caused the (Legacy) crew to perform an emergency landing in Cachimbo and the disappearance of the Gol airplane."
Brazilian airport authority Infraero President Jose Carlos Pereira said Gol flight 1907 left the jungle city of Manaus and disappeared. It had been scheduled to land in Brasilia before heading to Rio de Janeiro's Antonio Jobim International Airport.
Manaus is a major river city in the heart of the Amazon rainforest some 1,700 miles (2700 kilometers) northwest of Rio de Janeiro.
Pereira said five air force planes were searching for the missing Boeing 737 in a densely forested region and would continue to search through the night.