Dad Dead And Daughter Critical In Crash Onto Homes

A pilot died and his daughter is critical after their light aircraft crashed in a residential area in Brazil.

Picture shows pilot Jose Luiz Oliveira, and his daughter, Jessica Oliveira, 33, undated. Their plane crashed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, he died and his daughter is in very serious condition. (Newsflash)

The small plane hit two houses in the Jardim Montanhes neighbourhood of the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, in the accident on 11th March.

An image shows how the Cessna 182RG was left wedged between the two properties blocking a narrow alleyway.

There were no victims in the damaged homes, local media reported.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found both occupants unconscious and trapped inside the single-engine aircraft.

They were pulled from the mangled wreckage and handed over to paramedics before being transferred to Joao XXIII Hospital.

Pilot Jose Luiz de Oliveira Filho, 65, died shortly after being admitted. He was an ophthalmologist at the Governador Valadares Eye Hospital.

Local media reported on 13th March that his daughter, 33-year-old Jessica Oliveira, remained hospitalised in a critical condition.

Picture shows the plane that crashed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Saturday, March 11, 2023 The pilot Jose Luiz Oliveira, 65, died his daughter, Jessica Oliveira, 33, is in very serious condition. (Newsflash)

According to reports, the plane had tried to land at Carlos Prates Airport before making a go-around.

Then, on the second attempt, carried out in the opposite direction, it overshot the runway and ended up crashing.

The cause of the accident is still officially under investigation by the Centre for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa).

Cenipa said in a statement: “The conclusion of the investigations will have the shortest possible deadline, always depending on the complexity of each occurrence and, furthermore, on the need to discover the possible contributing factors.”

Technicians from Cenipa and firefighters began removing the wreckage of the aircraft on 13th March.

In some reports, Jose’s age was given as 66 and Jessica’s as 29.