Brazilian Football Team Plane Crashes in Columbia

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-29)

Olumide Lawal


An aircraft carrying the Brazilian football team for a final match in columbia has been reportedly crashed in central part of the country late Monday.

Though, no official report on casualty yet as the rescue team was to have moved survivors from the site to hospitals.

According to available information on country’s civil aviation association’s website, the aircraft had 81 passengers onboard.

It was gathered from the the football team, Chapecoense, has 72 passengers on board of the plane with nine crews on the charter aircraft before it crashed around 10 p.m Monday night.

The country’s airport authority reported that poor weather conditions made the crash site accessible only by road, where the plane was scheduled to land.

It was also confirmed that the plane was carrying the soccer team, who were due to play in a final for the South American Cup in Medellin, 245 km (153 miles) from the capital, Bogota, on Wednesday.


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