VIDEO: Bride dies in helicopter crash on way to church

Brazilian bride, Rosemere do Nascimento Silva sits with her brother Silvano Nascimento da Silva
Updated 07 July 2017

VIDEO: Bride dies in helicopter crash on way to church

JEDDAH: This image shows a beautiful bride-to-be heading to church in a helicopter with her brother – it was a dream-come-true.

Except that moments later the helicopter crashed, killing all four people onboard.

Brazilian bride, Rosemere do Nascimento Silva can be seen affectionately holding her brother’s (Silvano Nascimento da Silva) arm as they fly toward the church where her fiancé, Udirley Damasceno, 32, was waiting.

Wedding organizer Carlos Eduardo Batista told local media at the time of the crash: “All brides have a dream and hers was to arrive by helicopter to their wedding without anyone knowing.”

But moments later as the heavily pregnant photographer, Nayla Cristina Neves, turned the camera away from the passengers and pilot, to look out of the front window the alarms sound.

The pilot, Peterson Pinheiro, can be seen apparently leaning — or slumping — forward, then the helicopter crashes, and there is silence, through the now distorted image a red light can be seen flashing.

The crash happened in December, but the footage has now been released as part of the investigation.

Experts have suggested that the pilot can be seen making “possible mistakes.”

But investigators are also considering reports that the helicopter might have hit a tree as it flew through the thick fog.

The groom was left in a state of shock when he was informed of the tragic news by the pastor at the altar.


Indian restaurant offers ‘COVID curry’ to scared customers

Updated 03 August 2020

Indian restaurant offers ‘COVID curry’ to scared customers

  • India has had 1.8 million cases, the third-highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil

JODPHUR, India: An Indian restaurant is hoping to win back customers afraid of eating out during the pandemic with a special “COVID Curry” and “Mask Naans.”
“This has been a really tough time for us and for our entire sector,” Yash Solanki, owner of the vegetarian Vedic eatery in the western city of Jodphur, said.
The fried vegetable balls have been shaped to look like the “crowned” coronavirus, while the accompanying breads look like surgical masks.
Solanki said that they had also added, and advertised, that their COVID curry had extra Indian herbs and spices that are good for people’s health.
“Even with recently relaxed curbs, the fear still dominates. People are still very reluctant to eat out,” Solanki said.
Almost 800 people are dying daily from coronavirus in the world’s second-most populous nation, with around 50,000 new infections reported every 24 hours.
The country has had 1.8 million cases, the third-highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil, and more than 38,000 deaths.