Company dismisses lack of fuel as the cause of helicopter crash in SP

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Helimarte’s lawyer, Sérgio Gegers, ruled out that the crash of a company helicopter in Barra Funda, west of São Paulo, was caused by a dry spell, this Friday (17).

The pilot of the aircraft and the three passengers, all male, die at the scene of the accident. The victims’ identities have yet to be confirmed.

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According to the lawyer, the Robinson R44 II model aircraft was in good standing with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). He confirmed that the helicopter was flying between Guarujá, on the south coast of São Paulo, and the capital.

According to information from the Fire Department, the aircraft hit a coconut tree before crashing. Experts work on site.

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Parts of the aircraft were scattered in the region and were collected by firefighters.

Lucas Cobra, manager of a company in the region, witnessed what happened and told the CNN . “I was inside the office, I heard a sound falling on my roof, I heard another noise on the street path. When I left, I saw that there were people running. The helicopter crashed in an area of ​​an old factory.”

(Published by Lucas Schroeder, with information from Adriana de Luca, from CNN, in São Paulo)

Source: CNN Brasil

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