The helicopter that crashed in Barra Funda, west of São Paulo, this Friday (17), crashed near a building of the Regional Labor Court (TRT) and a wholesale market.
The crash occurred between Pedro Luís Alves Siqueira and James Holland streets. The Robinson R44 II model aircraft had a regular status at Anac (National Civil Aviation Agency) and performed air taxis.
Four people died on the spot. All victims were inside the aircraft. There were three passengers and the pilot, all male.
Regarding the incident at 2:35 pm Aircraft crash (helicopter), Rua Pedro Luís Alves Siqueira x Rua James Holland – Barra Funda, 9 vehicles committed, 04 victims died on the spot, awaiting further information. #193R
— PMESP Fire Department (@BombeirosPMESP) March 17, 2023
The aircraft left Porto Marina Astucias, located in Guarujá, on the south coast of São Paulo. Footage of the helicopter takeoff will be preserved for forensics.
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.”
Parts of the aircraft were scattered in the region and were collected by firefighters.
(Posted by Lucas Schroeder)
Source: CNN Brasil
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