This is the moment a small fixed-wing aircraft crashes into the side of a hill and explodes, sending flames high into the sky and killing all seven people on board, including the brother of Brazilian billionaire Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello.
The plane was also pictured in footage shot from the airport when watchers who appear to have been waving the plane off can be heard screaming as it crashed minutes later near the Santa Rosa neighbourhood in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo yesterday (14th September).
The last seconds of the flight, which only lasted a few minutes, were caught on tape from various angles as the small aircraft crashes into a hill just outside of a small wood creating an inferno from which nobody could survive.
Even though the blaze was quickly brought under control by firefighters all five passengers and the pilot Celso Elias Carloni, 39, and co-pilot Giovani Dedini Gullo, 24, died at the scene.
Authorities confirmed that passengers were Celso Silveira Mello Filho, 73, along with his wife Maria Luiza Meneghel, 71, and their three children Celso Meneghel Silveira Mello, 46, Camila Meneghel Silveira Mello Zanforlin, 48, and Fernando Meneghel Silveira Mello, 46,.
Filho was the Brazilian billionaire Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello’s brother who was named the world’s first ‘Green Billionaire, by forms magazine in 2013 thanks to the shares he held in the Brazilian company ‘Cosan’.
Cosan is one of the largest producers of ethanol in the world and has a market capitalization of USD 4.53 Billion (GBP 3.27 billion).
According to Forbes Mello is currently worth USD 8.9 Billion (GBP 6.43 billion) making him amongst the 2,000 richest people in the world.
Bruno Cesar Tenna Goobo, captain of the local police, told the local news site Acidadeon: “We came across a tragic scene with a King Air B200 fixed-wing plane, a twin-engine that had taken off minutes before from the Piracicaba airport and then crashed into a hill on the outskirts of the city, exploding immediately.”
He added: “The flames consumed the aircraft and quickly spread to the surrounding forest. Upon arriving at the site, there was no possibility of rescuing the passengers.”
Currently, it is unclear what caused the plane crash but an investigation has been launched into the incident.