Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team Crashes:
This is very tragic news for world in last hour, five people survived and 76 others were killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed in Colombia, authorities said. Gen. Jose Acevedo, the head of police in the mountainous area of jungle where the jet came down, confirmed the deaths to reporters early Tuesday. Six people were rescued alive, but unfortunately one died. Poor weather conditions had been reported at the time of the crash. At one point, rescue operations were suspended due to heavy rain.
The head of Colombia’s civil aviation agency Alfredo Bocanegra, said that communication with Bolivian aviation officials suggested the plane was experiencing electrical problems. However, he added that investigators would have to evaluate reported testimony from a female flight attendant who said the plane had run out of fuel. It crashed at around 10 p.m. ET on Monday while on its way from Santa Cruz in Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport, which is situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Colombia’s civilian aviation authority said that six people had survived the crash — three players, two crew members and a journalist who was accompanying the team.
The flight was operated by a small airline, LaMia and was carrying members of the Chapecoense de Brasil soccer club, according to the civil aviation authority. The team was traveling from Bolivia to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament when the plane crashed around 10 p.m. on Monday. The authorities said the plane had reported electrical problems as it flew near the towns of La Ceja and La Unión, in mountainous stretches around Medellín. It emerged as a scrappy upstart, challenging giants like Flamengo, Corinthians and other storied Brazilian clubs.
In a televised address, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia called the crash a tragedy that has the whole region in grief. He said that of the six survivors, two were in critical condition, and that he had spoken with President Michel Temer of Brazil, offering any assistance needed. The South American Football Confederation said that it had suspended the Copa Sudamericana and that the group’s president was heading to Medellín. Hospital officials said Suarez was listed in stable condition while Tumiri suffered non-life threatening injuries. This news is very sad for every football fan and people are praying for them. So people are still shock from whole world.