Chapecoense goalkeeper and defender survived the crash

75 people, including players and staff of the Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense, have died when a plane crashed in remote Colombian mountains on Monday night.

The team were on their way from Bolivia to Medellin International Airport ahead of the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final with Colombian side Atletico Nacional.
It is understood that just six passengers - including three players - have survived, with defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeepers Jackson Follmann and Danilo reported to be among those pulled alive from the wreckage.

Chapecoense players who didn't travel with the team in their dressing room. Can't imagine how they're feeling right now.

The plane that crashed was a British Aerospace 146, so UK experts are flying out to the crash site as part of the investigation.
A spokesman for the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said: “As the State of Manufacture of the aircraft, the AAIB is sending a team of inspectors to Colombia to assist with the investigation of the aircraft accident at Medellin.”

The head of Colombia's civil aviation agency says that authorities aren't ruling out the possibility the chartered flight carrying a Brazilian soccer team ran out of fuel before crashing. But for now, the main line of investigation is a possible electrical failure aboard the aircraft.

"It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where aircraft crashed.
Brazil as well as South America’s football federation extended its condolences to the entire Chapecoense community and said its president, Luis Dominguez, was on his way to Medellin.


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