A plane carrying members of a local soccer club, Chapecoense, from Brazil has crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport. The team is scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday. Charter aircraft carrying more than 80 people went down during flight from Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport.
Medellin international airport has confirmed that a charter aircraft was involved in a serious emergency on its way to the city.
There has been no confirmation of casualties at this moment although it there were 72 passengers and nine crew on board.
In a statement, the management and emergency team at José Maria Córdova airport in Rio Negro, Colombia, said there had been some survivors.
Local media reported that the plane was carrying members of the football team Chapecoense from Brazil – a fact later confirmed by airport authorities.
— Felipe Mekhitarian (@BrasileiraoBlog) November 29, 2016
The @AeropuertoMDE confirms LAMIA Bolivia RJ85, registration CP-2933 has crashed near Medellin, Colombia. https://t.co/ayIDZCJVZspic.twitter.com/GUzZcwHkwo — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 29, 2016
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