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Remind Brazilian personalities who died in air accidents

The tragic plane crash that killed the singer Marília Mendonça, this Friday (5), in addition to four other people, brought to mind accidents involving Brazilian personalities who also lost their lives in air accidents. Remember below:

Ricardo Boeachat

The accident that killed journalist Ricardo Boechat and commander Ronaldo Quattrucci occurred on February 11, 2019. According to a document from the Air Force, the aircraft’s lack of maintenance was what caused the crash.

The immediate cause was engine failure in flight, but this problem was caused by lack of maintenance which led to the lack of deficient lubrication of helicopter engine parts.


The plane carrying Chapecoense players, members of the coaching staff and journalists for the match against Atlético Nacional to play in the final of the Copa Sul Americana, in Colombia, crashed on November 28, 2016, killing 71 people near the airport in Medellín (Colombia ). Six people were rescued alive.

Eduardo Campos

The then PSB candidate for the Presidency of the Republic in the October 2014 elections, Eduardo Campos, 49, was aboard the Cessna 560 XL aircraft, prefix PR-AFA, which crashed in the middle of a residential area in the Boqueirão neighborhood in Santos. , on the coast of São Paulo.

The accident killed, in addition to Campos, six other people: advisor Pedro Almeida Valadares Neto, press advisor Carlos Augusto Ramos Leal Filho (Percol), Alexandre Severo Gomes e Silva (photographer), Marcelo de Oliveira Lyra (campaign advisor) and pilots Marcos Martins and Geraldo da Cunha.

Gabriel Diniz

In May 2019, the plane that was carrying singer Gabriel Diniz, author of the hit “Jenifer”, crashed in Porto do Mato, in the municipality of Estância, in Sergipe. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) released a report on the singer’s death, according to the document, the lack of maintenance on the aircraft was what caused the crash.

The immediate cause was engine failure in flight, but this problem was caused by lack of maintenance that generated the lack of deficient lubrication of engine parts.

Killer Castor Beans

The members of the band Mamonas Assassinas (e/d), Júlio Rasec (keyboard), Dinho (vocalist), Samuel Reoli (bassist), Bento Hinoto (guitar) and Sérgio Reoli (drummer) died in a plane crash in March 1993, shocking Brazil at a time when the musical group was at the height of success.

The aircraft crashed after hitting Serra da Cantareira, north of the city of São Paulo.

Teori Zavascki

The accident with the aircraft carrying the Minister of the Supreme Court (STF) Teori Zavascki, occurred in January 2017, when trying to land in Paraty, on the green coast of Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to the minister, four other people were on the aircraft, who also died. The aircraft took off from Campo de Marte Aerodrome, in São Paulo, bound for Paraty Aerodrome. During the approach for landing, in restricted visibility conditions, the aircraft hit the water in the Bay of Paraty. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all the occupants died.

According to expert reports, the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90 model aircraft “was perfectly functioning and had mandatory revisions and regular documentation.”

The analysis of the weather situation on the day of the accident concluded that the pilot’s choice of landing with low visibility – due to the roof – constituted a conduct “of high risk and possibility of an accident”.

Ulysses Guimaraes

Federal deputy Ulysses Guimarães died on October 12, 1992, victim of an air accident when the helicopter in which he was traveling from Angra dos Reis (RJ) to São Paulo fell into the open sea. your body was never found, but death was officially acknowledged.

*With information from Agência Brasil and Estadão Conteúdo

Reference: CNN Brasil

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