Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crashes in Colombia, 75 dead

تم نشره في Tue 29 November / Nov 2016. 01:00 AM
  • Wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, is seen near Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016. – (REUTERS)

LA UNION, Colombia/ CHAPECO, Brazil — A charter plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense to the biggest game in its history crashed in the Colombian mountains after an electrical fault, killing 75 people on board, authorities said on Tuesday.

Colombia's worst air disaster in two decades came as the team from Brazil's top soccer league flew to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, South America's equivalent of the Europa League.

The plane, en route from Bolivia where the team had a stopover, went down about 10:15 p.m. on Monday night with 72 passengers and a crew of nine on board.

(Reuters)

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