The Brazilian plane carrying 81 people including football team Chapecoense from South Brazil has crashed in Colombia. 22 members of the football team including crew members and other passengers have on board and the plane has crashed on its way to Medellin due to technical problems. Aviation authorities reported that six people may be survived.

Medellin International Airport authority has confirmed that a chartered aircraft with Chapecoense football squad from South Brazil along with few passengers was intricate in a serious emergency on its way to Medellin city.

The official statement regarding how many on board survived is not yet declared. Airplane Authorities said, it is a British Aerospace 146 chartered plane operated by a Bolivian charter airline named Lamia declared an emergency at 10 PM Monday (0300 GMT) due to an electrical failure.

Plane Carrying Brazilian Nation Football Team Chapecoense Crashes in Colombia: 81 People on Board Travelling from Bolivia to Medellin

It was crashed near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro due to electrical failures, said in a statement. Aviation authorities and rescuers team were immediately responded but an air force helicopter had to turn back due to bad weather and low visibility.

The chartered Airplane Lamia made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Here, the Chapecoense Football team consists of 22 members were boarded. The team was scheduled to play Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin on Wednesday.

The Plane was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members, authorities mentioned in a statement. The same airplane used to transport Argentina’s national squad for a match in Brazil earlier this month.

The Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense from the south Brazil joined Brazil’s first division in 2014. The team beat Argentina’s team San Lorenzo squad in semi-finals and went to finals to face to face Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Brazilian plane Lamia crashed in Colombia along with 81 members.

Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said, “Brazilian Airplane Crash is a huge tragedy. Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where aircraft crashed.”

Here is the Video of Chapecoense Football team getting ready for the flight earlier Monday in Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport


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