Scrolling news:

Brazil: Two air force men killed in small plane crash

13th Aug 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): Two Brazilian Air Force officers were killed on Monday in the crash of a small plane in Pirassununga, Sao Paulo state, according to local authorities.

The victims, captains Joao Igor Silva Pivovar and Fabrico Carvalho, were the pilot and copilot of a Smoke Squadron plane which crashed onto the ground during training, authorities informed.

The accident took place near the country’s Air Force Academy. The two captains tried to eject from the plane, an A-29 Super Tucano model, but did not manage to escape successfully, the authorities said.

The Smoke Squadron is a famous Air Force demonstration squadron which performs air shows all over Brazil and abroad.

The A-29 Super Tucano was manufactured by Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer and is also used in border patrol in Brazil.

The Smoke Squadron was founded in 1952 and rarely registers any lethal accidents. The Air Force is investigating the cause of the accident.

Editor: Hou Qiang

Leave a Comment

What is 15 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013

Latest Tweets

The Muslim News


Awards for Excellence

Read more