FAB collects fuel sample that fueled Marília Mendonça’s plane

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Investigators from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) collected a sample of the fuel from the truck that supplied the aircraft carrying singer Marília Mendonça.

The plane carrying the artist and four other people crashed in Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas Gerais, at a distance of three kilometers from Caratinga airport, city where the singer would perform on Friday night. -fair. All occupants, including pilot and co-pilot, died in the plane crash.

In addition to the fuel sample, professionals collected documents about aircraft maintenance and operational records.

“FAB SERIPA VI investigators attended the headquarters of the aircraft operating company PT-ONJ, in Goiânia/GO, and collected maintenance documents, crew operational records and a fuel sample from the truck that refueled the “King Air” before the take-off”, says the agency.

Seripa VI is the regional service for investigation and prevention of aeronautical accidents that serves the Federal District, Goiás, Mato Grosso and Tocantins.

The FAB and the Civil Police of Minas Gerais are investigating the accident. This Saturday (6), investigators from Seripa III, from Rio de Janeiro, were at the site of the plane crash to “identify evidence, photograph the scenes, remove parts of the aircraft for analysis, listen to witness reports, gather documents, etc. There is no scheduled time for this activity to occur, depending on the complexity of the occurrence.”

The action of Seripa VI is complementary to the investigations already initiated by Seripa III and the FAB informs that the investigation will be swift. “The action takes place in addition to the activities carried out by SERIPA III at the scene of the accident, in Caratinga/MG. We inform you that the conclusion of the investigation will take the shortest time possible, depending on the complexity of the accident and the need to discover the contributing factors.”

The accident

The aircraft fell into a watercourse near an access road on the BR-474 highway. Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (Cemig) reported that the plane hit power cables from a company’s distribution tower in Caratinga.

This Saturday, Cemig informed that the tower hit by the aircraft is outside the protection zone of the Caratinga Aerodrome.

As informed by the analyst of CNN Basilia Rodrigues, the system used by the pilot did not show the wire network. However, it is not discarded that the pilot, experienced in the profession, could have knowledge from another source of the existence of the threads, which only the FAB investigation will verify.

Singer Marília Mendonça, 26, and her uncle, Abicieli, were buried this Saturday afternoon in Goiânia. The body of producer Henrique Ribeiro was taken to Salvador, Bahia, where it was veiled and buried. The pilot and co-pilot were also veiled in private ceremonies restricted to family members.

The singer’s wake was open to the public and several artists, friends, fans and family attended the ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Goiânia Arena gym.

*With information from Adriana De Luca, Anna Gabriela Costa, Caroline Rosito and Murillo Ferrari, from CNN

Reference: CNN Brasil

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