Plane Carrying Soccer Team From Brazil Crashes In Colombia

Plane which was carrying Soccer Team from Brazil crashes in Colombia and approximately six people have survived in total of 81 plane passengers. This is the saddest news of today morning that soccer team was heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final and plane crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport.

Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site area where the plane crashed that “It’s a tragedy of huge proportions.” The Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport, said in the statement that, “All possible aid was being mobilized because six survivors are being reported.”

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Incident Of Plane Crash And Passengers

The airport that serves Medellin said about the incident and the passengers that among the 72 passengers and 9 crew members of Chapecoense Real, the soccer team from Brazil was also present in the plane. The team was supposed to play against Colombia’s Atletico Nacional Wednesday in the South American Cup finals.

It is confirmed that by the Medellin international airport that the aircraft with squad members and other journalists on board was involved in the serious emergency on its way to the city. A British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft started its journey in Sao Paulo, Brazil at 3.35pm in the afternoon local time. After a stop in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, which is the bustling economic hub in eastern Bolivia, they set off for Colombia.

At 10pm, plane which was travelling from Santa Cruz declared an emergency because of some sort of electrical failure between the metropolises of la Ceja and la Union.

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Statements And Sayings Of Officials

The official statement describes that, “At the moment we know that the disaster happened in Cerro Gordo the municipality of La Unión and that there were 72 passengers and nine crew aboard, including the football team Chapocoense Real. There are reported to be six survivors.”

Moreover, “It appears that the plane ran out of fuel,” Elkin Ospina, the mayor of the nearby town of La Ceja, told AFP.

Luis Fernando Rodríguez, medical chief of the San Juan de Dios clinic in La Ceja, told mioriente.com about the incident. “We are trying to co-ordinate with other hospitals in the area to see what our capacity is given the complexity and the volume of patients who could arrive.”

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