Colombia plane crash: 71 dead Brazil soccer team

 Footballers died in plane crash

Colombia plan crash,really a sad news. Initially,the total number on board was first said to be 81.  But Colombia’s disaster management agency later said four passenger  did not board the plane. Six out  of the 77 people members of the Chapecoense team, survived the crash.

Three of the six survivors are footballers:

  • Defender Alan Ruschel, who suffered spinal injuries
  • Defender Helio Zemper, who has injuries to his skull and chest
  • Reserve goalkeeper Jakson Follman, who has unspecified injuries

According to CNN ,the plane lost contact with ground controllers as it approached Medellin at about 22:15 on Monday (03:15 GMT on Tuesday). This was after the pilot reported an electrical fault.- the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

The team 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.

Initially before boarding, Chapecoense manager Cadu Gaucho,  was in a video posted on the team’s Facebook site [in Portuguese]. He was describing the trip to Medellin as “the club’s most important to date”.

Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have therefore offered to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions.


colombia plan crash, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Brazilian President Michel Temer announced three days of national mourning.  Also Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona held a minute’s silence at the beginning of their practice sessions. Footballers, from Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney,  also paid tribute .