6 Survivors & 71 Dead After Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team Crashes In Colombia
Brazil club Chapecoense’s plane has crashed in Colombia. The flight was carrying the Chapecoense side to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, where the side were set to face Colombians Atletico Nacional on Wednesday. The crash site of the chartered plane is in a mountainous area outside the Colombian city of Medellin, where the finals were slated to take place. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft is operated by LAMIA and crashed at around 10.15 pm local time in Cerro Gordo, La Union. It was the same flight company who flew the Argentina team with Lionel Messi on board for their last match in Brazil.
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Britain sending investigators to assist with crash probe
Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch is deploying a team of investigators to help with the probe into the plane crash.
The AAIB said in a statement: “The Colombian Accident Investigation Authority has requested the assistance of the UK AAIB and BAe Systems (the aircraft manufacturer).
“In accordance with ICAO Annex 13 protocols, the AAIB is deploying a team of three accident investigators specialising in operations, engineering and flight data recorders to the accident site.
“They will be assisted by representatives from the UK manufacturer. The AAIB team is expected to arrive in Medellin tomorrow.”
51 bodies recovered from site of plane crash
According to rescue officials in Colombia a total of 51 bodies have been found from the crash site.
Photos on Twitter show them going through the wreckage and removing the victims who died in body bags.
Opponents request CONMEBOL to declare Chapecoense champions
Players of Atletico Nacional, the Colombian side who were set to lock horns with Chapecoense in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana, has now requested CONMEBOL (the South American Football Confederation) to announce the Brazilian team as the champions for the 2016 tournament.
The Brazilian Football Confederation has declareda seven-day mourning period.
Fans grieve over the deaths
Fans of the Brazilian club have come out together to mourn the death of the players.
The pictures show them hugging each other and crying as they assembled together at the team’s Arena Conda in Chapeco, Brazil.
Air stewardess pictured
The Picture shows the air stewardess who survived the plane crash.
Ximena Suarez Otterberg, a Bolivian flight attendant, is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
Rescued bodies lie by the crash site
People who did not survive the crash can be seen covered in white sheets lying by the plane.
Other victims are being taken care of by the forensic teams.
Reports have confirmed that 76 people have died so far.
First picture of ‘hero’ pilot who ‘dumped fuel seconds before Colombian crash’ preventing massive explosion and more deaths
The picture shows the pilot in charge of the plane that crashed in Colombia. Reports have confirmed that 76 people have died so far.
Pilot in-charge Miquel Quiroga was flying the Lamia plane when it crashed due to electrical failures – with Brazilian football team Chapecoense onboard.
Known by his nickname Miky – the pilot has been hailed as a hero after reports claim that he single-handedly dumped fuel in the plane just seconds before it crashed. His smart move prevented a massive explosion and more deaths.
7 people has been rescued out of which 1 died on the way to hospital. And reports also suggest that the pilot is dead.
One of the pictures show the pilot with some of the footballers on board before the plane took off.
Paraquayan pilot Gustavo Encina was also present on the plane as a part of the crew.
Mr Encina’s wife has been informed by the company that her husband was on the plane.
Pictures from the crash site
Recent pictures that have come out show the horrifying scenes at the crash site,
The ground is covered with debris and luggage and the pictures show the recovery teams and police at work.
Some other pictures point out the wreckage as the CP 2933 came down in Medellin, Colombia.
Zidane: “We have the utmost sympathy”
Real Madrid boss paid tribute to the victims of the plane crash. While talking in a press conference he sent his condolences to the club, family and friends of the victims.
Zidane said: “Before starting the press conference, I’d like to send my support and that of the club to all the famillies and the friends of the victims of the incident in Colombia.”
“And of course as well to the club Chapecoense and to all its supporters. We have the utmost sympathy for what has happened.”
Spanish Clubs Hold Minutes Of Silence For Plane Crash Victims
La Liga side Sevilla tweeted: “Sevilla FC shows is shows its condolences for the plane crash involving Chapecoense. Hard times for football.”
Goalkeeper Danilo passes away
Chapecoense have confirmed that their goalkeeper Danilo has passed away.
Earlier, Danilo was rescued from the plane crash but now he has been confirmed dead – taking the death toll to 76.
A picture of Danilo (LEFT) was posted on Snapchat by another survivor Ruschel before the plane took off.
Alan Ruschel, who survived the crash has been pictured while he was rushed to the hospital.
Ruschel’s has suffered a broken spine, a fracture in his right leg and a closed chest trauma.
Mayor at the scene
Pictures from the scene show the Mayor discussing strategies with the recovery team and the Red Cross.
7 people has been rescued out of which 1 died on the way to hospital.
Mayor Federico Gutierrez has been pictured near the crash site.
Mario Sergio among those who died
Reports have confirmed that former player and manager Mario Sergio have died in the plane crash.
During his playing career, he played for – Brazilian teams Flamengo, Vitoria and Fluminense. Later he was the manager of Figueirense Futebol Clube.
He was also one of the pundits for Fox Sports Brazil.
President declares three days of nationwide mourning
Brazilian president Michel Temer officially announced three days of nationwide mourning after the unfortunate Chapecoense plane crash.
Reports suggests that 75 people have died, and six has been rescued so far.
The survivors include – three footballers and an air stewardess.
The Plane Was “5 Minutes From Landing”
According to reports, the plane was five minutes from landing before it crashed.
Later Local radio revealed that the team was set to stay at the four-star Hotel San Fernando – near Medellin’s Botanical Garden.
Players not on the plane named
Several players of the club were not on the flight that crashed in Clombia.
Local journalists identified them as – Rafael Lima, Baby, Lakshminarayanan, Marcelo Boeck, Andrei, Hyoran, Maetinuccio, Moses, and Nivaldo.
— Impacto Fútbol (@ImpactoFutbol) November 29, 2016
A tweet shows some of the players who were not on the flight, grieving in the dressing room.
Sixth survivor confirmed
Antioquia authorities have now confirmed that a sixth survivor has been rescued from the plane
31-year-old footballer, Hermito Zampier has been rescued.
Earlier, it was thought there were only 5 survivors. At first it was reported that six people were rescued from the crash.
And then it was reported that one of the survivors died on the way to hospital.
Aviation Authorities, Say: “three are alive”
According to aviation authorities only three people has been rescued.
However, earlier reports had claimed that six people were rescued from the crash.
And now it has been reported that one of the survivors died on the way to hospital.
But The Aeronautica Civil agency now claimed that three people has been definitely rescued – an air stewardess and two players.
Rooney And British football Pays Tribute To Victims
The Manchester United player expressed his emotions in a tweet.
He wrote: “Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.”
First Confirmed Dead
Cleber Santana – The first passenger who has been confirmed dead in the crash.
He played as a central midfielder for Chapecoense.
76 Confirmed Dead – 6 Survivors
According To Reuters, the Colombian police have confirmed that 76 people have died in the plane crash.
Out of the 81 passengers, 6 people has been rescued so far
One survivor died on the way to the hospital, but his identity has not been confirmed yet.
Two more people have been rescued (Video journalist Rafael Henzel and club physiotherapist Rafael Correa Gobbato)
Reports confirm that two more people have been rescued. Total of six people have been rescued including three footballers.
Physiotherapist Rafael Correa Gobbato, who survived the crash has been pictured.
Video journalist Rafael Henzel has also been resued and has been pictured.
Alan Ruschel Pictured ( Suffered “head and hip injuries” )
Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel, who survived the crash has been pictured while he was rushed to the hospital.
The pictures show the player being taken to the hospital on a wheel chair after he was resued from the plane.
Reports suggest that he has suffered head injuries and a broken hip.
Search Suspended Due To Heavy Rain
The search operation for the survivors of the plane crash has been suspended due to heavy rain.
The search has been temporarily called off, according to Noticias Caracol.
Team Were Supposed To Be On Another Plane
Reports suggest that the team were supposed to board another plane and not the one that crashed.
According to local reports, Brazilian aviation authorities prevented them from taking a charter flight to Medellin and therefore they had to board the flight that crashed.
25 Dead In Plane Crash – 15 Injured, 8 Survivors (4 Named)
— Noticias Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) November 29, 2016
According to reports 25 people have died in the plane crash. 15 are reported to be injured. Reports also claim that eight people have survived. Out of the survivors, only four has been named so far – defender Alan Ruschel, goalkeeper Danilo and air stewardess Ximena Suárez and another goalkeeper Jakson Follmann.
Follmann is being treated in hospital.The extent of his injuries is not known.
Ruschel – who survived and has been sent to hospital – has suffered a broken hip and head injuries. Firefighters at the spot say he was asking medics to find his wedding ring as he arrived at hospital.
CONMEBOL Officially Suspends All Footballing Action
CONMEBOL have officially suspended all footballing action after the plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia.
CONMEBOL asserted that all football activity in the region has been suspended until further notice.
The governing body said: “The South American Football Confederation confirms that it has been notified by Colombian authorities that a plane that was carrying the delegation of Brazil Chapecoense Atletico had an accident on its arrival in Colombia.”
“We are in contact with the authorities and awaiting official progress. CONMEBOL greatly regrets what happened.”
“All activities of the Confederation are suspended until further notice.”
Mayor of Medellin Federico Gutierrez has now confirmed after arriving at the crash site that at least 25 people have been killed. He said: “Right now firefighters say 25 people have died.Another Player Is Confirmed To Have Survived. Jackson Follman, the goalkeeper of Chapecoense, has been recovered from the crash site from fire-fighters.
Brazilian news site SporTV confirmed that another goalkeeper Jakson Follmann has survived the plane crash – the third player and the fourth person named till now. It is now believed that Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel is one of the survivors from the crash. The 27 year old is currently on loan from Internacional. There are about 15 survivors, latest reports say.
Low fuel in the plane is said to be the cause of the crash and the incident took place at 10:15pm local time in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union.
Six survivors reported by the airport authorities. The plane was carrying Chapecoense players and staff who were on their way to Colombia to play the Copa Sudamericana finals.
The mayor of Medellin has alerted the city’s hospital network as more casualties may be coming in from the crash site. He has also appointed officials from Administration Department and Disaster Risk Management to rescue survivors from the area.
The plane cited an electrical failure and declared an emergency around 10pm. A press release from the the aviation department also confirmed electrical fault as the reason for the crash.
Earlier reports suggested that the plane ran out of gas.
“It’s a tragedy of huge proportions,” Mayor Federico Gutierrez told said on his way to the crash site in a mountainous area near to the city. Mayor Gutierrez also said it is possible there are survivors and the rescuers are on their way.
Last week, Chapecoense had reached the finals of the Copa Sudamericana by beating Argentina’s San Lorenzo over two legs in the semi-finals.
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