In Colombia in a mountainous area near the town of La Ceja crashed the plane with members of the Brazilian soccer team “Epicoene”.
Liner after a stop in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) followed in the airport of Medellin (Colombia). Athletes heading to Medellin for the first game of the final of the Copa Sudamericana with the Colombian team, “Atletico Nacional”.
Previously, on Board the ship were 81 – 72 passengers and 9 crew members. Now on a place rescuers work. According to numerous media reports, after the plane crash survivors.
The first footage from the scene of the accident.
Fotografías cortesía @AviacionComercialEnColombia #Chapecoense pic.twitter.com/r1A0pRPpIn
— Antnoticias (@Antnoticias) 29 Nov 2016
According to the newspaper Mioriente, there were reports about problems with the electrics. Radio “360 Radio Colombia”, meanwhile, writes that before the accident the pilot reported the fuel shortage.
To the accident site can only be reached by land because of bad weather conditions – heavy rain now. Yet rescuers were not able to send helicopters to the scene of the accident. The mayor of the town of La Ceja said that at the place directed by the police, red cross workers and firefighters.
Fotografías de Antnoticias, totalmente libres para quien las necesite. #Chapecoense solo informamos lo ocurrido. pic.twitter.com/WkqKdl1U2O
— Antnoticias (@Antnoticias) 29 Nov 2016
Information about the victims are different. Colombian police say killed 76 people.
The civil aviation authority of Colombia reported about 6 survivors – the defender “Epicoene” Alan Russel, goalkeepers Marcos Danilo Padilla and Jackson Folman, a flight attendant Ximena suárez and Brazilian sports journalist Rafael Henzel and flight engineer Erwin Tumiri.
In addition, the media reported that the crash site found one survivor – protector Sampler Neto.
Team defender “Epicoene” Alan Russel
Now received conflicting reports about the fate of two people. Media reported that he died earlier saved by the goalkeeper Marcos Danilo. Earlier police said that one in six victims died in the hospital.
#Atención | General José Acevedo Ossa indica que la tragedia dejaría un saldo de 75 personas fallecidas y 6 sobrevivientes.
— 360 Radio Colombia (@360RadioCo) 29 Nov 2016
The official Facebook team “Epicoene” posted a brief message about the accident. The team said that while will refrain from making any statements.
Now football clubs of the world expressed condolences in connection with plane crash.
The thoughts of everyone at Arsenal are with those affected by the tragedy in Colombia
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 29, 2016.
En el futbol no hay fronteras. Estamos con ustedes, @chapecoensereal.#Chapacoense
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_es) 29 Nov 2016
Media released the video as the players are registered at the airport.
Recently, the players celebrated the victory in the semifinals of the South American Cup. “Epicoene” defeated Argentine “San Lorenzo”.
Así celebranban los jugadores y el equipo de Chapecoense hace unos días su clasificación a la final: pic.twitter.com/moOC7ZZweO
— Andres Felipe Arcos (@AndresFelipe) 29 Nov 2016
Colombian football club “Atletico Nacional”, which flew the team “Epicoene”, expressed his condolences in connection with the crash.
Nacional lamenta profundamente y se solidariza con @chapecoensereal por el accidente ocurrido y espera información de las autoridades.
— Atlético Nacional (@nacionaloficial) 29 Nov 2016
The British Aerospace 146 aircraft, which flew the team made its first flight in March 1999. From 1999 to 2007, he belonged to American airlines Mesaba Airlines, and now the Bolivian company LaMia.
Local radio reports that the same plane earlier in November brought the national team of Argentina in the match against Brazil within the world Cup qualifiers-2018.
The President of Brazil Michel Temer declared three-day mourning.
(AI) Presidente Temer decreta luto oficial por três dias pela tragédia na Colombia https://t.co/0sggEMnZrD #ForçaChape @ChapecoenseReal
— Michel Temer (@MichelTemer) 29 Listopad 2016 R.
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