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Airplane with Brazilian football players crashed in Colombia

A passenger airliner with 72 passengers aboard, among whom were the players of the Brazilian club Chapecoense crashed near Medellín (Colombia), reports RIA News with reference to France-Press.

Airplane with Brazilian football players crashed in Colombia

According to the latest information, 15 passengers were able to escape.

The mayor of La Secha, Elkin Ospina, told the agency that "the plane fell near Medellin due to lack of fuel."

“We are working with the local authorities in connection with the emergency situation that occurred with the Chapecoense plane (football club),” the José Maria Cordova airport said in a statement.

Among the victims - defender of the team Alan Rushel. He was taken to hospital.

It is reported that "the players flew to the Colombian city of Medellin to participate in the final match of the South American Cup against Atletico Nacional". The airliner was supposed to land at Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro.

In addition to passengers on board the aircraft were 9 crew members.

Access to the crash site is "limited due to climatic conditions," the airport administration said.

Photos used:
Flickr / pjs2005,, AFP 2016 / Nelson Almeida
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  1. Terminolol
    Terminolol 29 November 2016 10: 52
    Is it because of a lack of fuel ????
    There are currently 13 survivors.

    I read the news, there was no word about fuel, otherwise I would sit in a more accessible and suitable place for landing.
    1. cniza
      cniza 29 November 2016 10: 55
      Quote: Terminol

      There are currently 13 survivors.


      They were born in a shirt, God forbid, such an experience.
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 29 November 2016 11: 06
        We offer our condolences to all the relatives of the victims. As you can see, there’s enough mess there, to admit that there’s only enough fuel for half the way can only a real nerd allow.
      2. Sterlya
        Sterlya 29 November 2016 11: 20
        for lack of fuel? So they would ask our “footballers” to refuel. The worst would be able to refuel so that they could fly around the Earth 100 times.
        Such a team. Very sorry.
        1. Terminolol
          Terminolol 29 November 2016 11: 27
          Why is this ???
          And where are the players?
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 29 November 2016 14: 58
            Before takeoff forgot to refuel? Incomprehensible story. British Aerospace Avro RJ85 crashed. It is his Irish company City Jet that replaces with our Superjet.
            1. Terminolol
              Terminolol 29 November 2016 15: 36
              The fact that I forget to refuel I just won’t believe it; rather, the blonde will forget to fill up her honestly earned car. There are technical services of the airport, there are pilots, there is automatic warning long before the engine stops.
    2. Muvka
      Muvka 29 November 2016 11: 35
      And how does this news relate to VO?
  2. The black
    The black 29 November 2016 10: 52
    It is reported that there are survivors. Six or ten people. There is a rescue operation. Good luck in saving people ... I hope to survive as much as possible ...
  3. rasputin17
    rasputin17 29 November 2016 10: 55
    God bless the souls of the dead untimely reposed, and give strength and speedy healing to the sick and their speedy recovery!
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 November 2016 10: 56
    By captivity you will become a fatalist. Media reports that several football players did not fly for various reasons with the team. Relatives of the victims of condolences.
    1. Dekabrist
      Dekabrist 29 November 2016 11: 21
      Yes, when Pakhtakor crashed in 1979, O. Bazilevich was the coach. Bazilevich himself accidentally did not get on that flight. It's not meant to be.
  5. Altona
    Altona 29 November 2016 10: 59
    And what about the fuel that was poured into the water? And if you cut circles over the airfield or leave for a spare? I have no words. A huge tragedy, remembering our "Locomotive". And in Soviet times "Pakhtakor".
  6. sub307
    sub307 29 November 2016 11: 02
    “The plane crashed near Medellin due to lack of fuel”
    ... !!! ???
  7. VSZMK
    VSZMK 29 November 2016 11: 07
    Two Chapecoense goalkeepers survived Brazilian club goalkeeper Jackson Folman survived the crash, ESPN reports. Earlier it was reported that his colleague, goalkeeper Marcos Danilo, and defender Alan Rushel also survived. According to RCN radio, Rushel was admitted to the hospital with multiple fractures and head wounds.
  8. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 29 November 2016 11: 15
    They write about 6 survivors.
    There is a video of the air situation until the last minutes.
  9. gispanec
    gispanec 29 November 2016 11: 30
    tragedy .... condolences to family and friends ... if there are survivors, then health to them
  10. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 29 November 2016 11: 35
    The mayor of La Secha, Elkin Ospina, told the agency that "the plane fell near Medellin due to lack of fuel."

    Misunderstandings. What type of aircraft? The lack of fuel is amazing, rather then the plane was faulty and there was a leak. Although they could confuse pounds with kilograms when refueling. This has already happened.
    1. Evgen2x
      Evgen2x 29 November 2016 12: 26
      I agree, it’s generally incomprehensible, I overdid all the news feeds, nowhere is there an airplane type, what kind of secret ??? Usually they write Boeing right away ... Airbus ... and then some kind of military secret.
      1. Alex_Tug
        Alex_Tug 8 December 2016 03: 21
        It seems from the pictures Embraer-190. (I will check later on the materials of the FAK). The reason is standard, the pilot set the kilograms on the 3rd screen. Tankers poured in pounds, i.e. 2 times with a trifle less. Autopilots thought that they had enough fuel and allowed takeoff.
  11. 501Legion
    501Legion 29 November 2016 12: 49
    Condolences to family and friends