A plane carrying 81 people which included Brazilian professional soccer team, crashed in Colombia late Monday. Police in Colombia have said 76 people were killed. The head of police Gen. Jose Acevedo, said in the area where the jet came down five people survived where the rest of the passengers were killed.
Initial reports say that there were six people who survived, including players and a travelling journalist, but police said that one died in the hospital. The plane was carry 72 passengers and 9 crew members.Chapecoense were having a Copa Sudamerica final match with against Atlético Nacional in Medellin on Wednesday.
Michel Temer, the Brazilian president, offers condolences the family and friends who is affected by this accident in a series of tweets.
In a statement that was issued early on Tuesday Morning, Chapecoense said ” May God be with our athletes, directors, journalists and the other guests that were travelling together in the plane.”
Airport Authorities that access to the crash said that it may caused by land due to bad weather conditions. The Mayor of the nearby city was quoted by the Associated Press saying that the last three passengers were rescued from the site where the crash took place. This accident was described as “tragedy of huge proportions” by Federico Gutierrez.
Local radio said about the same aircraft that they carried Argentina’s national squad for the match in this month in Brazil and also previously Venezuela’s national team were transported in this same aircraft. The Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team boarded the flight to the city of Chapeco which had population of 200,000.