Plane Owned by Brazilian Plastic Firm Crashes, Killing Pilot

July 30, 2018 Updated: July 30, 2018

A small plane crashed on landing at Campo de Marte airport in Sao Paulo on July 29, killing the pilot, while six other passengers survived.

The pilot was caught in the burning wreckage of a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air and died before he could be rescued, said firefighters on scene.

Video obtained by Reuters showed the wreckage of the plane burning at around 6 p.m. local time (9 p.m. GMT). “It was travelling at a slightly faster speed than normal, and a little lower than normal, I think,” said Alex Martins, who was driving by when the crash occured. “It passed above me on the street.”

“We heard the noise of an explosion. Straight away, there was a plume of black smoke,” he added.

The G1 News website reported that the founders of Videplast, a leading plastic industry company that makes flexible packaging, Nereu and Geraldo Denardi, were among the passengers who survived.