Brazil. Tourist light aircraft accident. Seven people are dead

A few seconds after take-off, the light aircraft crashed to the ground. Its destination was the state of Parana in the north of the country. At present, it is not known what caused the disaster.

One of the victims of the accident is 73-year-old Brazilian billionaire Celso Silveira Mello Filho – brother of the boss of Cosan – one of the largest Brazilian sugar and bioethanol companies. His wife and three children were also aboard the aircraft.

Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of the disaster.

“The death of businessman Celso Silveira Mello, his wife Maria Luisa, and three children in the São Paulo plane crash is depressing. I extend my condolences to the family members of the passengers and the pilots who died in the crash.”

– wrote Joao Doria on Twitter.

Photos captured by security cameras showed that The light aircraft burst into flames as it hit the university campus in the city of Piracicaba.

Several fire crews were sent to the crash site to put out the fire.

The local prosecutor’s office said there had been an investigation that was under way determining the cause of the accident and death of people on board.

Sources: “The Latin Press”, “Polsat News”

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