Small Plane Crashes in Belo Horizonte and Leaves Three Dead

Single-engine crashed into passing cars and injured three others

Fernanda Canofre Katna Baran
Belo Horizonte and Curitiba

A small plane crashed into cars on the street in the Caiçara neighborhood of Belo Horizonte on Monday morning (21). The crash site is near Carlos Prates Airport.

The Minas Gerais Fire Department confirmed three dead and three injured in the accident.

A small plane crashed into cars on the street in the Caiçara neighborhood of Belo Horizonte - Fernanda Canofre/Folhapress

According to Colonel Erlon Dias do Nascimento Botelho, deputy commander of the Minas Gerais Fire Department, the plane had four occupants. Of the three dead, one occupied the plan, another was in a hit vehicle, and another was probably a pedestrian.

The three survivors were inside the aircraft. They are all men and have suffered 2nd, and 3rd degree burns on various parts of the body. They are in serious condition.

The aircraft was a Cirrus SR 20, prefix PR-ETJ, and was apt to fly, according to the National Civil Aviation Agency. The Parana company Helicon Taxi Aéreo confirmed that it owned the aircraft, but sold it in July this year to Srrael Campras dos Santos.

The single-engine took off from Carlos Prates airport, around 8:15 am, destined for the city of Ilhéus (BA), 1,135 km from Belo Horizonte.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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