Minas Gerais Energy Company (Cemig) issued a statement on Friday (5) saying that the twin-engine plane carrying singer Marília Mendonça and four other people collided with a cable in the company’s distribution tower, in Piedade de Caratinga, in the Doce River. the valley.
The Air Force is investigating several hypotheses about the plane crash that killed the singer Marilia Mendonca, 26 years old.
The plane, a twin-engine Beech Aircraft King Air, built in 1984, took off from Goiania and plunged into a waterfall two kilometers from the runway where it will land, according to the military police of Minas Gerais. The aircraft has a capacity of 4.7 thousand kilograms and can carry up to 6 passengers.
Preliminary information reported by pilots who flew over the area around the time of the accident as well as from witnesses is that the aircraft “rip” high-voltage wires attached to a tower near the site.
Aviation agencies in the area had already received reports from other pilots prior to the accident, in September and August, that electrical wires would impede landing at Karatinga Airport. These reports are called Notam (Flight Notification) which indicate statements about the hazards and alert other pilots heading to the area about the hazards of operating in the area.
A witness told authorities that the plane lost its engine after hitting wires. The plane had two engines, but according to this witness, who is also a pilot, the plane would have lost its lift force due to the collision (stuck).
To confirm this or other factors that may have contributed to the accident, the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) will conduct an investigation into the wreckage, hear witnesses from the runways where and destination the aircraft took off, and retrieve documents, technical inspections, and maintenance data of the aircraft. The plane, in addition to knowing the quality of the fuel used in the process.
In a statement, the Air Force informed that “researchers at the Third Regional Service for Aviation Accident Investigation and Prevention (SERIPA 3), based in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the regional agency of the Center for Aviation Accident Investigation and Prevention (CENIPA)” were displaced to the scene of the tragedy to investigate the accident. .
“In the initial procedure, investigators identify evidence, photograph scenes, take out parts of the aircraft for analysis, listen to witness reports, collect documents, etc. There is no scheduled time for this activity to occur, always depending on the complexity of its occurrence,” FAB said. .
“The objective of the investigations that CENEPA is conducting is to prevent new incidents with similar characteristics. It will take the shortest possible time to conclude the investigations, and it always depends on the complexity of each event and also on the need to discover the contributing factors,” said the airline.
According to the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), the Marília Mendonça plane had recent documentation and was authorized to take an air taxi.
File photo from November 1, 2021 shows singer Marilia Mendonca during a concert at the Lucky Friends Arena, in Sorocaba, in the interior of Sao Paulo. – Photo: ANDRé CARDOSO / THENEWS2 / ESTADÃO CONTEDO
The singer’s press office confirmed the death of Marilia Mendonca.
“With great regret, we can confirm the death of singer Marília Mendonca, producer Henrique Ribeiro, uncle and advisor Abesele Silvera Dias Filho, pilot and co-pilot, whose names we will keep at this time. The plane took off from Goiânia with destination Caratinga (MG), where Marília will perform tonight ,” reported the singer’s press office.
Songs Marilia Mendonca captured Brazil with intense and romantic lyrics and melodies. She spearheaded a female transformation in the outback market, which imposed women as protagonists of a style that was almost exclusively male-dominated, from 2016 onwards, in the so-called “feminejo”.
She was born in Cristianopolis (GO) on July 22, 1995. Among her great successes, which made her one of the most listened to singers in the country, is the song “Infiel”, “Who’s Wrong?” and “I know it by heart.” Marilia leaves her son, Leo, who will turn two in December. Remember the path.
Marilia Mendonca – Photo: Disclosure
The firefighters confirmed the death with the following note: “The Minas Gerais Military Fire Department reported that a small Beech Aircraft crashed on Friday (5) in the rural area of Piedade de Caratinga. CBMMG confirms that the plane was carrying singer Marilia Mendonca and that she is among the victims. killers.”
A representative of the Military Police at the scene said: “Unfortunately, despite all the efforts made on the spot, which are difficult to access, the information that was passed on to us by the doctor is that the five people on board the plane died.. it works.”
The aircraft was a twin-engine Beech Aircraft, from PEC Táxi Aéreo, from Goiás, prefix PT-ONJ, with a six-passenger capacity. According to Anak, the plane is in good condition and is authorized to be an air taxi.
There is no information yet on the cause of the fall. The Air Force will investigate the causes of the accident. Investigators were sent to the scene.
The Civil Police of Minas Gerais said it had sent forensic teams, investigators and delegates to the scene.
Singer Marilia Mendonca during the recording of Só Toca Top, on Rede Globo, in 2019 – Photo: Fabio Rocha / Globo
Press office information
At around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, the Marília Mendonça G1 press officer reported that the singer and everyone on board had already been rescued and were in good health. The counselor confirmed the information again at 4:50 pm. At around 5:15 p.m., the counselor said she had lost contact with the singer’s manager and could no longer confirm the information that she was fine. At 5:45 p.m., the counselor reported in an official note that the singer had died.
Small plane crash in the interior of Minas Gerais
Before boarding the plane, Marilia Mendonca made a video of her getting on the plane and posted it on Twitter.
Marilia Mendonca makes a flyer on a plane
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