Bride survives helicopter crash on her wedding day and walks down the aisle

Pilot and two other passengers, a child and the photographer, suffer minor injuries

Tuesday 08 May 2018 10:27 BST
Helicopter transporting bride to her wedding crashes and burns outside venue

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Louise Thomas

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A bride walked down the aisle moments after the helicopter that was taking her to the venue crashed and burst into flames in front of guests, Brazilian media reported.

The helicopter came crashing down in a vineyard in Vinhedo, northwest of Sao Paulo, forcing the four people on board to flee the wreckage, according to Globo.

The bride was unharmed and continued on with the ceremony, while the pilot and two other passengers, a child and the photographer, suffered minor injuries, reports said.

Video footage appeared to show the helicopter in flames in the grounds of the venue.

A guest at the wedding said the helicopter had apparently lost control and “fell” out of the air.

Last year a woman in Brazil was killed on the way to her wedding when her helicopter crashed.

Rosemere do Nascimento Silva, from Sao Paulo, died along with her brother, a photographer and the pilot.

Her fiancé was waiting at the venue unaware of the crash.

The aircraft – a Robinson R44 model – crashed in a forested area not far from the football field where it had been scheduled to land.

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