Brazilian TV anchor dies in helicopter crash
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Brazilian TV anchor dies in helicopter crash

SAO PAULO — An award-winning Brazilian television news anchor has died in a helicopter crash in Sao Paulo.

TV Band says Ricardo Boechat was en route to a university in the city of Campinas when the helicopter crashed onto a truck on one of Sao Paulo’s main highways on Monday. It says the pilot also died.

The 66-year-old Boechat anchored TV Band’s main nightly news, as well as hosting a radio program and writing a column for IstoE magazine.

Boechat had won three of Brazil’s most prestigious journalism awards for his reports on corruption.

The Associated Press

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