Ricardo Boechat

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Ricardo Boechat was described as “a journalist’s journalist”

Ricardo Boechat, one in every of Brazil’s best-known journalists, has been killed in a helicopter crash in São Paulo.

The plane carrying the 66-year-old information anchor hit a lorry on a busy ring street within the metropolis on Monday morning.

Individuals throughout Brazil have been posting social media tributes to Mr Boechat, who was an award-winning radio and TV broadcaster with Bandeirantes, or Band.

Breaking the information reside on TV, a colleague mentioned it was “a really unhappy second for Brazilian journalism”.

Mr Boechat had completed recording the favored morning radio present Café com Jornal simply hours earlier than the incident.

He was travelling from Campinas, close to São Paulo, when the helicopter got here down on the motorway at 12:14 native time (14:14 GMT).

The pilot and the co-pilot are additionally believed to be have died. The driving force of the lorry was rescued by paramedics.

Writing on social media, fellow journalists described him as “a journalist’s journalist”, praising his down-to-earth method and “impactful” reporting.

Others mentioned his loss of life was not only a loss for Band, however for Brazilian journalism.

Band’s radio community additionally tweeted the information, saying that employees felt “profound unhappiness”.

Mr Boechat began working as a journalist within the 1970s, starting his profession as a reporter in Rio de Janeiro for the newspaper Diario de Noticias.

All through his achieved profession he wrote for quite a lot of well-known Brazilian newspapers, earlier than becoming a member of Band as an anchor.