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Colombian Plane Crash

Post  Andrew on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:06 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38140981

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say.
Reports say there are six survivors. The plane reported electrical problems.
The chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, airport officials said.
The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
The first leg of the final of the cup, South America's second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said it was suspending "all activities".

Unconfirmed reports suggest that at least two members of the team - Alan Ruschel and Danilo - may have survived.
The sports network Telemundo Deportes tweeted (in Spanish) that Ruschel was in shock but conscious and talking, and asked to keep his wedding ring and to see his family.
The team, from the southern city of Chapeco, was promoted to Brazil's first division in 2014 and reached the final last week after a victory against Argentina's San Lorenzo.
Reports say the British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by Bolivian charter airline Lamia and carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, crashed in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union shortly before midnight local time (05:00 GMT).
According to an airport press release, it was reporting an electrical fault to the control tower.
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Re: Colombian Plane Crash

Post  chrissie on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 11:05 am

This is so tragic Sad R.I.P
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Re: Colombian Plane Crash

Post  Andrew on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 12:44 pm

It is indeed, Chrissie.

Only 5 survivors now. 1 of them just died in hospital.
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Post  bluebell on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 2:08 pm

What a dreadful tragedy. Just a short haul flight too. Cerro Gordo (?) it says the crash happened, is that hilly, mountainous or something?
I am so sad for all the families of those involved. Crying or Very sad

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Post  Andrew on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 2:20 pm

Remote mountains I read.

Apparently the pilot was circulating for a while to try and burn off all the fuel before attempting to land.

Absolutely horrific.
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Post  bluebell on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 4:01 pm

I no longer follow football, but reading the information below is so sad.  It reads like many guys from a small city have perished, so a very, very local disaster.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38140981

Shortly before boarding in Sao Paulo, Chapecoense manager Cadu Gaucho, 36, appeared in a video posted on the team's Facebook site [in Portuguese] describing the trip to Medellin as "the club's most important to date".

Playing in the final of the Copa Sudamericana was to be the highlight of a glorious season for the team from the small city of Santa Catarina, which has fewer than 200,000 inhabitants.

Founded in 1973, the team has been playing in Brazil's Serie A since only 2014 but is currently ninth ahead of much more famous and established teams such as Sao Paulo, Fluminense and Cruzeiro.

Last week, it became the first Brazilian team in three years to make it to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's second most important club competition, after beating Argentine side San Lorenzo.

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Re: Colombian Plane Crash

Post  Andrew on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 8:37 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3985102/Colombian-crash-plane-ran-fuel-hero-pilot-NOT-deliberately-burning-say-aviation-experts-emerges-goalkeeper-survivor-leg-amputated.html

A doomed jet carrying a Brazilian football team may have run out of fuel before crash landing in Colombia during dismal weather conditions, it has emerged.
Investigators say it is 'very suspicious' that the plane did not explode on impact as it smashed into a mountain on its way from Bolivia to the Colombian city of Medellin.
A surviving flight attendant is believed to have told authorities that the plane, which was carrying 77 passengers and crew, ran out of fuel minutes before its scheduled landing at Jose Maria Cordova airport.
The theory comes after claims that the pilot of the jet Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami had deliberately circled before landing in a bid to burn off or dump fuel and avoid a blast on impact.


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