A frightening video of a Brazilian guy consuming beer and letting his 11-year-old fly his own plane has leaked on social media. Express.co.uk reports that the footage was apparently taken just before the father and son duo sadly perished in a collision.
The plane, twin-engine Beechcraft Baron 58 carrying researcher Garon Maia aged 42, and his son Francisco Maia crashed into a forest on July 29.
Brazilian Father Plane Crash Video
In the footage, Mr. Maia can be seen drinking beer while letting his 11-year-old son fly his own aircraft. Additionally, he is seen instructing his kid on how to fly the plane and showing him how to use the controls.
Who Were Brazilian Father & Son
Although it’s unclear when Mr. Maia shot the video, detectives claimed what they saw showed how seriously he took his and his son’s safety. They are also attempting to discover whether his son was the pilot of the aircraft at the time of the accident or Authorities are investigating the event and trying to determine whether the footage was taken prior to the collision.
According to a story by a local Brazilian publication, Mr. Maia took off from a family farm in the Nova Conquista city of Rondônia before stopping to refuel at an airfield in Vilhena. His son lives with his mother and attends school in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, where he meant to send him back. The jet took off at 5:50 p.m., crashed eight minutes later, and then disappeared from radar, according to authorities.
The dead were discovered on Sunday after rescue workers combed the area on Saturday. The Research Centre for the Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents is investigating what caused the incident in the interim.
Another life was also lost in the tragic occurrence. Ms. Ana Pridonik, the grieving spouse of Mr. Maia, committed herself on August 1 hours after her husband and stepson were laid to rest.
Brazilian law states that the only people who are allowed to fly airplanes are those who are at least 18 years old, have completed high school, and have registered with the National Civil Aviation Agency.