Crash of a plane carrying Brazilian footballers: 6 survivors

un-avion-transportant-des-footballeurs-bresiliens-s-ecrase-en-colombieA plane carrying the Chapecoense Brazilian football team crashed in Colombia. According to initial reports, the plane was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members. There would be six survivors.

Brazilian football team was aboard the plane that crashed in Colombia. This would involve members of the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol who were playing the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional Medellin Wednesday. According to AFP, there would be six survivors.

The plane crashed at 10:15 p.m. local time in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union , a mountainous area, located about 50 km from Medellin, Colombia. The plane, which had taken off from Santa Cruz Bolovie was to land at the Medellin International Airport.

Fuel?

An official at the airport said on Twitter that access to the crash site will be possible only by land because of bad weather.

“Apparently, the plane ran out of fuel” , told AFP Elkin Ospina, Mayor of La Ceja, a nearby town in La Union. According to him, help is already on site and medical centers in the region are preparing to receive the wounded.

The Civil Aviation Authority said it had set up a unified command post at Medellin airport to handle the situation.

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