The feeling is that we have lost someone close to us, says Bolsonaro about Marília Mendonça

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President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) lamented, this Friday (5), the death of singer Marília Mendonça, in a plane crash, in the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in Minas Gerais.

For Bolsonaro, “the feeling is that we have lost someone very close, as Marília has always been present in our lives through her songs.”

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“The whole country receives in shock the news of the passing of the young country singer Marília Mendonça, one of the greatest artists of her generation, who with her unique voice, charisma and music won the affection and admiration of all of us”, he declared.

Bolsonaro also asked God to “comfort the hearts of his fans and, in particular, his friends and family” and prayed for the other victims of the accident.

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“May the pain of homesickness give way to the certainty that death is not the end. And may God comfort everyone”, he concluded.

understand the accident

The singer Marília Mendonça was traveling to fulfill her concert schedule when the aircraft fell into a water course near the BR-474 highway, in the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas Gerais.

According to Infraero, the plane with the artist took off at 1:05 pm (GMT) from Santa Genoveva airport, in Goiânia.

“This Friday (5), a small aircraft, model Beech Aircraft, crashed in the rural area of ​​Piedade de Caratinga. The CBMMG confirms that the aircraft was carrying the singer Marília Mendonça and that she is among the fatal victims,” said the Fire Department in a statement.

The singer’s advisors confirmed the deaths of producer Henrique Ribeiro, the singer’s uncle and advisor, Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the plane, whose names were not revealed. All bodies were removed from the scene.

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) said, in a note, that it is identifying the reasons for the crash and removed part of the aircraft for analysis.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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