Medellín, Colombia: On Monday local time, a chartered flight carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members crashed on the outskirts of the city of Colombia. The Colombian police has indicated only five people on board survived the crash.,
The Brazil to Colombia via Bolivia. The plane reported faced electrical problems near and before crashing at roughly 10:15pm local time (0315 Tuesday ). The crash site had bad weather, and heavy fog prevented rescue helicopters from landing.was flying from
According to initial reports, six passengers were rescued but later one of them died in hospital.
According to sources familiar with the crash investigation who heard audio recordings of conversations between the flight crew and air traffic control said that the pilot of LAMIA Flight 2933 said, “The plane is in total electric failure and without fuel.” The audio was published in Colombian media.
The flight was carrying Brazilian South America‘s second-tier club competition, the winner of which is promoted to the first-tier competition of in the next season.team ‘s delegations. Chapecoense was scheduled to play Colombian club Atlético Nacional today in the final; Copa Sudamericana is
The Chapecó based club were promoted to the first division Série A in 2014. They are currently ninth in the league table and the final league match of the season was scheduled to be played on Sunday against. Reaching the final of Copa Sudamericana was the best outcome in the club’s history.
By varying reports either 21 or 22 Brazilian football journalists where also on the flight. The five survivors include at least two football players, who have been identified asand .
South America’s governing body of footballhas suspended the upcoming fixture. Atlético Nacional were scheduled to play the second leg of the final on December 7.
Brazilian president, “I express my solidarity at this sad time when dozens of Brazilian families have been affected by tragedy.” Temer has also called 3-day mourning in Brazil.
Atlético Nacional requested CONMEBOL award the Copa Sudamericana to Chapecoense. Several Brazilian clubs said they would loan players to Chapecoense for the upcoming season for free. They also requested Chapecoense be granted three seasons’ immunity from relegation to a lower division.
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