Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team, Crew Members Crashes

Brazilian Football Team

A plane carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members was involved in an accident near Rionegro, Colombia, according to the country’s civil aviation department.


Officials didn’t specify what happened to the plane but did say that the wounded were being transported to assistance centers.

A press release from aviation authorities said the plane likely crashed due to electrical failure.

However, the mayor of the municipality of La Ceja, Elkin Ospina, previously said it appeared the aircraft ran out of gas, El Universo reported.

The team was traveling to compete in the Copa Sudamericana finals. Chapecoense was scheduled to compete against Colombia’s Atlético Nacional at 6:45pm local time on Wednesday, at Atanasio Girardot stadium in Medellín.

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