Plane crashes and Five Die in Caldas Novas
A Embraer 810D Seneca III plane en route from Ouro Fino to Gurupi was supposed to stop in Caldas Novas to refuel on Sept 20, but it crashed near Nelson Ribeiro Guimaraes airport. Five people——three men and two women——were killed in the crash at about 10:45 a.m. in a semi-urban area.
The plane may have been on approach as its landing gear were down. There was no fire, explosion or leaked fuel at the accident site.
It is expected that the missed fuel stop resulted in the plane crashing due to being out of gas. The forest where the plane fell was about 600 meters from the runway at Nelson Ribeiro Guimarães Airport. The victims were identified as John Constantini, 81, owner and pilot of the plane, Marcia Maria da Silva, 51, Vilmar Alves Passion, 40, Isolina Tumioto, 63, and John the Baptist Constantini, 51. Their remains were taken to Forensic Medical Institute.
The Center for Research and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa) is investigating.