Tragedy in Colombia, where a charter flight with 81 people on board, including the players of the league team Brazilian Chapecoense crashed. The victims at the moment are 25, and 10 survivors, who include at least three players: Danilo, Jackson Follmann, and Alan Ruschel. All were admitted to municipal hospital de La Ceja.
The aircraft, a British Aerospace 146 operated by charter airline Lamia, originally from Venezuela but based in Bolivia Flying from Brazil, bound for Medellin, Colombia, after a stopover in Santa Cruz. Plane crashed at 22:15 local time on Monday (03:15 GMT on Tuesday) after pilot reported an electrical fault.The crash occurred around midnight in a mountainous area. Rescue teams have been triggered on but an army helicopter was forced to return back due to poor visibility.
Medellin’s Mayor Federico Gutierrez described it as “a tragedy of huge proportions”.
Conmebol said in a statement that its president, Alejandro Dominguez, was on his way to Medellin.
“The Conmebol family greatly regrets what happened. All activities of the confederation are suspended until further notice,” it said.
Brazilian football stops
The South American Football Federation (Conmebol) annulled “all activities” until further notice due to plane crash in Colombia. The president, Alejandro Dominguez, left for Medellin. And ‘then it canceled the first two games of the final of the Copa Sudamericana: the Brazilian team series A Chapecoense, who was on board the plane, should have played Wednesday in Medellin against Atletico Nacional.