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Colombia plane crash: 81 people died near Medellin

Chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including 1st division of the Brazilian soccer heading to Colombia for the final regional tournament, crash on its way to the Medellin International Airport.

And aviation authorities said earlier there were at least six survivors. Colombian police said, but at a later time 76 died and five survived.

“It’s a tragedy of enormous proportions,” said Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez Radio Blu on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city, where the plane crashed.


He said aviation authorities in the British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane crashed run Bolivian airline charter company named Lamia, which declared a state of emergency Monday at 10:00 (0300 GMT) due to power outages.

Authorities and rescuers immediately activated, but he had an air force helicopter to turn back because of low visibility.

And urged journalists to stay away from the area difficult to reach and stay away from the roads to facilitate the entry of ambulances and rescue workers. The area came under heavy rains in recent days.

Ambulance transporting passengers with oxygen and covered with a blanket arrived on a stretcher to a local hospital, according to Radio Blu. He was alive, it seems.

The plane, which made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting Chapecoense Serie A football team from the south of Brazil.

He was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first South American Clubs Cup final two games against Atletico Nacional Medellin team.

And aviation authorities said in a statement that the plane was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members.

And local radio said the plane itself quoted Argentina match earlier this month in Brazil, had already transferred the national team in Venezuela.

And showed a video posted on the Facebook page for the team on the team is preparing for the trip earlier Monday at the international airport Guarulhos Sao Paulo.

A team from the small city of Chapeco in, it was in the middle of a fairy tale season. Brazilian first division League joined in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s, and made it last week to South America Clubs Cup – which is equivalent to the European championship – after winning the national team of San Lorenzo of Argentina.

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