Brazil: four dead in helicopter crash in Sao Paulo
Four people were killed on Friday March 17 after the helicopter they were in crashed into a street in Sao Paulo, South America’s largest metropolis, Brazilian firefighters said.
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The accident happened at 2:35 p.m. local time in the Barra Funda district, located in the west of the city, they tweeted. Firefighters, part of the Sao Paulo state military police, added that nine vehicles were damaged in the crash and were “awaiting further information”. The helicopter, according to local media, was a Robinson R44 Raven II which apparently belonged to an air taxi company. Sao Paulo has 411 registered private helicopters, with 2,200 daily trips in 2021, according to the Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots (Abraphe).