Former mayor of Ponte Alta do Tocantins Dead in Plane Crash

Friday, February 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

The former Mayor of Ponte Alta do Tocantins, Cleyton Maia, 51 years, his son, Isaias Maia Barros Filho, the 24-year-old Mayan Pradheep, and a family friend, and member of the Brasilia Fire Department, Luis Augusto Aragon Feitosa, 23 years, were en route to the anniversary of Tom Belermindo when they died Sunday on a Cessna 210N Centurion II flying from Porto Nacional to Pedro Afonso, Tocantins. The impact occurred on a farm near Taquaralto, Palmas, Tocantins Brazil during a heavy rain.

The bodies are in a Porto mortuary.

The wreckage was in a remote area, discovered by a cowboy. The aircraft was unsafe, according to the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The flight plan had not been cleared and was considered an illegal flight.

Aviation experts arrived on Monday, the 10th of February, 2014, at Palms to investigate the causes of the accident. The site will be preserved, trace evidence will be preserved and the wreckage of the aircraft remaining in its original position.

The former Mayor Cleyton Maia was in a crash in the same aircraft in 2008.

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