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Tag: Cerro Gordo Medellin

  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 07:01 UTC

    “Out of fuel” - The Chapecoense jet could barely fly the distance

    LAMIA's BAe 146 - RJ 85 was not designed to serve the Viru Viru Medellin route

    As talks between pilot and control tower of the flight that crashed on approach to Medellin on Monday carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense became available and “we're out of fuel” can be heard easily, aviation experts agree that the British Aerospace 146 - RJ 85 has a maximum range of little more than 2900 kilometers, which is roughly the same distance between the airports of origin (Viru Viru in Santa Cruz, Bolivia) and destination (Jose Maria Cordova International in Medellin, Colombia).

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

    From celebration to mourning. Plane carrying Brazilian football club players crashed in Medellin...

    A Bolivian-registered airplane carrying the football players of Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed in a mountainous area as it approached Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport around Monday midnight, local time. The team was due to play the first leg of the South American Cup (the second most important club continental competition) final against Libertadores Cup holders Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. Five survivors out of 81 people on board have been reported.