The Lamia 2933 flight crashed on Monday, killing with it the Brazilian football team Chapecoense. While people mourned over the loss, there are now talks about how plane crash survivors like Mayor Luciano Buligon avoided being killed. What happened on the doomed flight?
Colombia has started an investigation on the plane crash that killed 71 people. These included most of the Brazilian soccer team plus 20 journalists. According to initial reports in Brazil and Colombia, the plane may have encountered a technical faul or run out of fuel. The Brazilian club Chapecoense Real was supposed to be on their way to ending a good year n the Copa Sudamericana final against Medellin side Atletico Nacional.
Doomed Flight Did Not Refuel, Caused Plane Crash?
A representative of the airline said that the plane was supposed to refuel in Bogota. However, it headed straight for Medellin instead of stopping in the Colombian capital.
“The pilot was the one who made the decision.” Yahoo quoted Gustavo Vargas of Bolivian charter company LAMIA via Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete.
“He thought the fuel would last.”
Plane Crash Survivor Mayor Luciano Buligon
Four people survived the crash after last-minute changes that prevented them going on the flight. The mayor of Chapeco, Luciano Buligon, missed the light because of a meeting in Sao Paolo.
“Only God can explain these things, and how I stayed behind,” Globo quoted Buligon.
“It is the biggest tragedy Chapeco could go through. We lived a moment of ecstasy with our football club.”
Journalist Ivan Carlos Agnoletto said he gave up his seat for colleague Gelson Galliotto. The latter wanted to cover a huge game.
“The pain is still too much for me to think about if God would’ve saved me,” he said.
“I was scheduled to cover the game, but my colleague had a huge dream to cover an international final.”
“When I told Gelson Galliotto the news that he could go in my place, he could not believe it: ‘Really? I’m really going?’ It was his dream.
Soccer fans and the world unite in praying for this tragic loss.