Air Force receives engines from plane that crashed with singer Marília Mendonça

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The two engines of the aircraft that crashed and caused the death of singer Marília Mendonça and four other occupants are already at the headquarters of the Center for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa), in Brasília.

The wreckage was transported from Caratinga-MG to the federal capital, where it arrived late this Wednesday night (10). According to a statement from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), “due to a technical issue defined in conjunction with the engine manufacturer, the transport previously destined for Goiânia was changed to the city of Brasília, at Cenipa’s headquarters.”

Despite the journey of more than 1200 kilometers to Brasília, the city of Belo Horizonte should be the final destination for the engines, according to the company that transports the material.

The fuselage and the twin-engine wings were taken by truck to Galeão Air Base, in Rio, where they have been available to SERIPA III investigators since last Tuesday night (9th). The wreckage will be inspected by air force technicians. According to the FAB, the objective of the investigations is to prevent new accidents with similar characteristics from occurring.

Ongoing Civil Police Investigations

Investigations are also continuing in Minas Gerais. THE CNN, the regional delegate for Caratinga, Ivan Lopes Sales, said experts are working to find out whether the cable found by the teams in the plane’s propeller is the same one that broke the transmission tower.

According to experts consulted by CNN, the main question now is to establish the reasons why the aircraft flew below the ideal altitude, which caused it to collide with the electrical tower cables, and whether there were mechanical problems or human error.

The report with the cause of the deaths of Marília Mendonça and the other four occupants should be ready by the end of next week.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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