76 Killed as Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Club Crashes in Colombia - News Summed Up

76 Killed as Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Club Crashes in Colombia


A plane carrying the Brazilian football club Chapecoense crashed last night near Medellín, Colombia, at 10.15pm local time. Seventy-five died in the impact: seven flight crew, 19 footballers, 21 journalists, and 28 club managers and technical staff. Chapecoense was en route to Medellín to face Colombian club Atlético Nacional in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana. Just over two weeks ago, the same plane carried the Argentine national team to and from a match in Belo Horizante, Brazil. After tying 1-1 in Argentina and 0-0 at home, the Brazilian club advanced to the final via the away goals rule.


Source: The Argentina Independent November 29, 2016 19:09 UTC


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