Company involved in an accident with Boechat could not do air taxi, says Anac

According to ANAC, the company was fined, in 2011, by irregular activity.
11/02/2019 18h48 - Updated 11/02/2019 18h51

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The National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) He said the helicopter crashed in the Anhanguera Highway in the early afternoon of Monday (11), the journalist Ricardo Boechat and the pilot died Ronaldo Quattrucci, I could not do air taxi, but provide air services report. Also according to Anac, the company was fined, in 2011, by irregular activity.

“The company RQ Air Services Ltd. was fined, in 2011, by vehicular advertising offering the service of panoramic flights in aircraft and through company not certified for the activity. This activity can only be performed by certified companies and aircraft in the air taxi mode. The assessment was set at R $ 8 thousand reais and was paid by the company”, note says.

The agency opened administrative proceedings to determine the type of transportation that was being done.

“The aircraft registration PT-HPG, rugged today, in Sao Paulo, It was operated and belonged to the company RQ Air Specialized Services LTD. The company has authorization to provide the FAA Air Specialized Services (SAE), including aerial photography, aeroreportagem, aerofilmagem, among others in the same field. The accident aircraft was also certified in the category SAE. Any other gainful activity outside the mentioned could not be provided. Given this information, ANAC opened administrative proceedings to determine the type of transport that was being held at the time of the accident”, text says.

Researchers from the Center for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa), Aeronautics, also opened investigation into the fall.

After presenting newspaper Band News FM, in São Paulo, Boechat went to an event organized for the pharmaceutical industry, at a hotel in Campinas, in São Paulo.

The helicopter took off at 11:45 am from Campinas, within the state, where Boechat participated this morning of an event, and continued toward the headquarters of Grupo Bandeirantes, in Morumbi, Zona Sul .

The fall occurred in the Anhanguera highway, near the Beltway: the aircraft hit the front of a truck transiting via. witnesses, the pilot tried to make an emergency landing.

“According to the Brazilian Aeronautical Registry (RAB), the aircraft had a valid airworthiness certificate, as well as the Annual Inspection Maintenance, that is, in good standing”, note says Anac.

The RQ Air Services was contracted by Zum Brazil, which in turn was hired by pharmaceutical Libbs to organize the event in Campinas.

And to Brasil, agency specializing in hosting corporate events, He said in a statement “which always makes a careful selection of all its service providers. For the displacement of journalist Ricardo Boechat for participation in convention Pharmaceuticals Libbs in Campinas, Zum Brazil hired RQ Specialized Air Services Ltd., that is in good standing and has all the certifications required by the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac).

The Zum Brazil deeply regrets the deaths of the journalist and presenter Ricardo Boechat and pilot Ronaldo Quattrucci, that I was da RQ, and it is available to the authorities to provide the necessary clarifications”, the text says.

in a statement, Libbs talks about the invitation to journalist
“We all company are deeply saddened by the passing of beloved Ricardo Boechat, icon and international journalism reference. He was invited to attend our convention, Campinas, in this day 11, e, as is common in their appearances, He brightens and strengthened the relevance of our meeting. During 40 minutes he was with us for a chat in which printed his style, always authentic and true. We also regret the pilot's death Ronaldo Quattrucci and we are entirely sympathetic to the pain of the families. All activities of the day were canceled. We are waiting for official information on the event and follow the willingness to cooperate with more information”, the statement said.

Source: G1

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