Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia
A plane carrying 81 people, including Brazilian football players, crashed near the Colombian city of Medellin, authorities said.
The plane with the members of Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team reportedly crashed en route to José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro.
Latest reports said at least six people survived the accident.
“Confirmed, the aircraft license number CP2933 was carrying the team @ChapecoenseReal. Apparently there are survivors,” the Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport tweeted.
Confirmado, la aeronave con matrícula CP2933 * transportaba al equipo @ChapecoenseReal. Al parecer hay sobrevivientes.
— José María Córdova (@AeropuertoMDE) November 29, 2016
The club team was scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin, media reports said.
A video surfaced on twitter claimed to show the moment the flight disappeared from view on flight radar.
Momento donde se pierde contacto radar con la aeronave que transportaba al equipo Chapecoense. pic.twitter.com/C59eXyOoEZ
— Andres Felipe Arcos (@AndresFelipe) November 29, 2016