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Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • ElaineB

    Just terrible. Thoughts to their families.

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Força Chapecoense!

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 04:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    All those people died so somebody could make “good business”
    From the first moment there were pilots all over saying that was a wrong plane for that route...
    Seems to have been confirmed now... They simply run out of gas...
    This was no accident...
    This was plain murder...
    Hope this investigation doesn't stop at with the pilot...

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Tower wouldn't give them clearance to land.

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    People in Medellin showing up at the stadium when the match should have taken place. The same thing happening at the same time in Chapeco, Brazil.
    Theories abound but I'm really moved by what I am seeing on tv. People from different countries coming together in times like these. Two sets of supporters. Once rivals now united.

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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