Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia
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November 29, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

Top flight Brazilian football club Chapecoense lost team players and officials after a plane carrying the squad crashed into mountains near the Medellin International Airport in Colombia around 10PM local time on Monday 28 November 2016.

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

Chapecoense was billed to play in the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia this week before the sad incident happened. There were 76 passengers and 9 crew aboard the commercial plane the team flew with.

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

Plane carrying Brazilian team plunges into mountains near airport in Colombia

According to Mayor of La Union,Hugo Botero Lopez,

“There are firemen from La Union, Rionegro, El Carmen de Vibroal, La Ceja, there are more than 90 lifeguards, but it is not easy to get people who are alive.”

 Colombian media reports that 6 people survived in the crash.

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