Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Plane carrying 81 passengers including Brazilian football teams crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying 81 people, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.
Reports say there are six survivors. The plane reported electrical problems.

According to BBC,the chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, airport officials said.

The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.

The team and their coaches pictured in the plane before take off
The first leg of the final of the cup, South America's second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said it was suspending "all activities".

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