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Brazilian foot ball team dead in Colombian flight crash.

           A chartered plane carrying Brazilian first division football team crashed at Medellin while the players on board are to attend the finals of a regional tournament,resulted in  killing 71 people, and there were only six survivors in the crash.
     
          The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, maintained by a charter airline  "LaMia", declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10 pm on Monday  resulting an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.

               The aircraft, which had taken off  from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting 68 people excluding 9 crew members in which  the Chapecoense team from southern Brazil to defend  Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin, which was due to be played on Wednesday.


                 The Medellin mayor Federico Gutierrez said that what was supposed to be a celebration turned into a tragedy from the search and rescue command center.


        Among the six survivors was a Chapecoense defender named Alan Ruschel, who doctors said suffered spinal injuries and two goal keepers Marcos Danilo and Jackson Follmann, and a member of the team's delegation and a Bolivian flight attendant, also survived the crash. However one of the goal keeper named Marcos Danilo died a short time later.

          Also  killed was Tiago de Rocha Viera, a 22-year-old forward of the Brazilian team . A video spread online of Rocha thrilled reaction knowing one week before the crash that his wife Graziele was pregnant with their first child. The plane was carrying 68 passengers and nine crew members. Four other people listed on the flight manifest did not board the plane. Twenty-one of the passengers  were journalists, of whom just one survived.

          The head of Columbia's aviation authority Alfredo Bocanegra, he says that the initial report states that the flight crash took place due to the aircraft suffering with some electrical problem although the investigators are investigating for any other problem the flight could have been crashed whereas one of the survivor states that the flight crashed happened due to lack of fuel before five minutes from its expected landing at Jose Maria Cordova airport near Medellin.
         

Aditya Prakash

Aditya Prakash

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