Tragic pop star, 26, posted video from plane hours before deadly crash

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Marília Dias Mendonça posted a video of herself boarding the doomed light aircraft she took her final journey in just hours before it plummeted into a Brazilian mountain.

The video clip showed her lugging her carry-on bag and guitar case towards the twin-engined plane and cut to footage of her eating an "in-flight meal” while still on the runway.

Disconsolately munching on an apple while she leaned on the plane's emergency exit door, she showed short clips of herself getting in shape for her on stage once routines.

The 26-year-old singer was one of five killed in the crash as the private aircraft rented from hire firm PEC Táxi Aéreo plummeted into mountains near the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in the interior of Minas Gerais, this Friday afternoon.

Although initial reports said that Mendonça had survived the crash, she is now understood to have died at the scene.

The causes of the accident are still unknown. Air crash investigators from the Brazilian Air Force, are already investigating the causes. The plane had taken off from Goiânia, and Mendonça was preparing to perform in Caratinga.

Firefighters reported that the plane’s fuel tanks had ruptured on impact, but they say there was no danger of an explosion.

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Mendonça was a major star in her native Brazil. Her 2019 album Todos os Cantos, earned triple platinum status. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Leo, in the same year.

Her breakout song Infiel was a monster hit. It was one of Brazil’s most played songs in 2015 and received a triple diamond disc certificate.

Fans have posted hundreds of tributes to social media.

Brazilian comedian Eduardo Barreto wrote: "I have no words to express this tragedy!

"Mother of a child, I only think about my daughter right now. Our life is the most fragile thing there is! May God comfort your family and friends! Go in peace."

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