Colombia plane crash: 76 dead including Brazil’s Chapecoense football team


Bogota: In a shocking development, a plane carrying 81 people on board, including members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has crashed late Monday on its way to Medellin’s international airport in Colombia killing 76 people. So far, five people have survived.

It is not clear yet if there are more survivors. According to the report the chartered plane was carrying members of the football team Chapecoense from Brazil and the team was scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.

It is possible there are survivors and it’s a tragedy of huge proportions said Medellin’s Mayor Federico Gutierrez.

The plane, which had left from Bolivia, possibly crashed because of lack of fuel at around 10.15pm local time, sources said.

The Chapecoense club was founded in 1973 and first won promotion to the top flight in 2014 and has been there since.

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