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Brazilian bride dies in helicopter crash on way to her wedding

/ 06:25 PM December 07, 2016
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Rosemere do Nascimento Silva and Udirley Damasceno were set to tie the knot before tragedy struck. Screengrabbed from Facebook/Udirley Damasceno

Walking down the aisle is a childhood dream for most women. But sadly for Rosemere do Nascimento Silva, what should have been her moment of bliss never materialized as she died in an accident while on her way to her wedding.

The 32-year-old bride was supposed to surprise her fiancé Udirley Damasceno and 300 guests by arriving at the venue in the grounds of Recanto Beija-Flor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a helicopter.

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Accompanied by her brother, a pregnant photographer and the pilot, Silva went on the aerial journey that should have taken just 15 minutes.

However, tragedy struck, as the aircraft crashed just one mile away from the matrimonial site and instantly killed everyone on board.

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Silva, who was a nurse by profession, was found dead while wearing her wedding gown and veil.

According to a report from Brazilian media Globo, Damasceno was already waiting at the altar, when the unfortunate incident took place.

The wedding planner on site, Carlos Eduardo Batista, was devastated to tell the waiting groom the terrible news.

“I called the pastor who was officiating at the ceremony and he went with me to help break the awful news to the groom,” he was quoted as saying in the report. “The other guests already knew and no one knew how to act. It was a tragedy. “

The wedding coordinator also described how the dejected groom took the sad news.

“He was shell-shocked and couldn’t speak as he tried to understand what had happened. He was heartbroken,” he said.

The bride’s mother, meanwhile, revealed that only six people knew of her daughter’s plan to use a helicopter for the wedding. She also said the couple had planned to hold their reception on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

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Brazilian investigators had yet to determine what caused the crash.  Khristian Ibarrola

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