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U.S. pilots accused in Amazon crash that killed 154 return to

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) Two U.S. pilots accused of playing a role in Brazil's worst air accident have arrived in New York to a cheering crowd of relatives and friends.

The pair had remained in Brazil since the September crash that killed 154 people. They were piloting a small executive jet that collided with a commercial flight over the Amazon jungle. All aboard the larger plane were killed, while the smaller jet landed safely with all aboard unharmed.

The pilots are accused of exposing an aircraft to danger. If convicted, they could face 12 years in prison. They were allowed to return to the U.S. after signing a document promising to return to Brazil for their trial or when required by local authorities.
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