Rosemere Do Nascimento Silva: Bride Who Planned To Surprise Groom By Arriving At Wedding In Helicopter Killed In Crash Moments Before Landing
Rosemere do Nascimento Silva, a Brazilian bride who wanted to fulfill a childhood dream of surprising her husband-to-be by arriving at the altar in a helicopter, was killed tragically when the helicopter crashed moments before landing at the venue of the wedding ceremony.
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old groom, Udirly Narques Damasceno, who was unaware of his bride’s plan to surprise him by making a spectacular entrance in a helicopter, waited patiently with 300 guests for his bride at the wedding venue.
He was unaware that his bride Rosemeire of Sao Paulo, Brazil, had been killed in a helicopter crash along with the pilot, Peterson Pinheiro, the bride’s brother, Silvano Nascimento da Silva, and a six-months pregnant wedding photographer, Nayla Cristina Neves Lousada.
The bride’s brother, Silvano Nascimento da Silva, had reportedly been very excited about the plan.
The chopper, reportedly a Robinson R44, crashed and broke into pieces in a densely wooded area, a few kilometers from the venue of the wedding at the Recanto Beija-Flor in Sao Lourenco da Serra, an upscale residential suburb of Sao Paulo in Brazil, according to the Sun.
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Rosemere, 32, died instantly in the crash, wearing a long, white wedding dress and veil.
The Sao Paulo Fire Department dispatched eight teams of rescuers and fire-fighters who arrived at the crash site close to a major access road within minutes. But they were unable to save the lives of the crash victims, according to the Daily Mail.
The groom was left in a state of shock and the guests in confusion when they learned of the tragic incident.
“Every bride has a dream to do something amazing on their big day and for Rosemere, hers was to turn up at her wedding in a helicopter without anyone knowing beforehand,” said wedding organizer Carlos Eduardo Batista, who knew about the bride’s plan to surprise the groom and helped to organize it.
Carlos had expected the helicopter to arrive at 4 p.m. and was surprised when it failed to arrive, keeping the priest and guests waiting.
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“I called the hire company and the owner said the helicopter had gone up and it should have arrived,” he said. “Shortly after he called me back to say an aircraft had crashed but he didn’t think it was ours.”
Carlos said that was not the first time he had helped to organize a bride’s plan to arrive at the wedding venue in a helicopter and that delays often occurred when a bride decided to make a big wedding entrance in a helicopter.
“I’ve been doing these wedding parties for over 30 years and when a bride decides to arrive by helicopter unforeseen delays or cancellations are common because of bad weather and they often finish their journey by taxi,” he said.
But when the bride failed to appear after an hour and a half, Carlos called the police and fire department. The officials broke the tragic news at about 5:30 p.m.
“I called the pastor who was officiating at the ceremony and he went with me to help break the awful news to the groom,” Carlos continued, Metro reports. “Udirley was shell-shocked and couldn’t speak as he tried to understand what had happened. He was heartbroken.”
According to Carlos, the joy of the occasion was “sucked out of the room” when relatives, friends, and wedding guests were informed of the tragedy.
“No one knew how to react to this enormous tragedy,” he said.
Carlos described the scene, saying that people began weeping and wailing aloud, while others shouted in horror.
“Everyone expected a day of joy but it turned into a day of horror,” he added.
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Rubens Pires, 36, a local who witnessed the crash, said he saw the helicopter circling in the air as if looking for a spot to land. Then it began spinning in the air as if the pilot had lost control.
“[The pilot] went around twice. The propeller suddenly stopped and appeared to fall apart,” Pires said. “Then we heard a crashing noise as the aircraft fell into the trees.”
“The aircraft had a valid inspection certificate and was airworthy with a capacity to carry up to three people, not counting the pilot,” the National Civil Aviation Agency said in a statement.
Police said that aviation specialists were investigating to determine exactly what caused the crash. But investigators suspected that the helicopter might have crashed into a tree under conditions of poor visibility due to fog and rain.
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