Brazil football team in mourning.
Following the unexpected tragedy, Brazil’s Chapecoense football team is in mourning. On its Facebook page, it has changed its color to black.
Names of survivors released.
Colombia’s Aeronáutica Civil has released the names plane crash survivors. These include Chapecoense Real’s Alan Ruschel, Jackson Ragnar Follman and Marcos Danilo Padilha. Two crew members, Ximena Suárez and Erwin Tumiri, have also survived the crash and had been taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the last survivor of the plane crash has been identified as journalist Rafael Hensel.
According to a report from The Guardian, the sixth survivor had died in the hospital. In total, the plane crash claimed 76 lives.
Two of the survivors are from Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team.
There are now reports emerging that at least two members of the Chapecoense Real football team had survived the crash. They are being identified as Danilo and Alan Ruschel.
According to a report from BBC, Ruschel is conscious and had asked to keep his wedding ring on. The player had also reportedly asked to see his family.
At least six people survived the crash.
According to a press statement issued by the José María Córdova airport, there are at least six survivors from the crash. The plane also seemed to have suffered from electrical failure before it went down.
A charter aircraft has just crashed as it flew from Bolivia to Medellin’s International Airport. 72 passengers were reportedly onboard including, players from Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team.
The British Aerospace 146 plane reportedly took off from Sao Paulo, Brazil at approximately 3:35 PM local time.
Plane made a stopover before it crashed.
It made a stopover at Santa Cruz de la Sierra before continuing its flight to Colombia. According to a report from The Guardian, the crash occurred just before midnight.
Meanwhile, the cause of the crash is currently unclear although weather conditions may have played a part.
“Tragedy of huge proportions.”
Following the incident, Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez issued a statement, calling the crash a “tragedy of huge proportions.”
Rescue efforts are currently being dampened by severe weather conditions in the area. The crash site is only currently accessible by land.
Currently, it is unclear if anyone has been rescued. According to a report from DW, however, Jose Maria Cordova airport authorities say there “appears to be survivors.”
The Chapecoense Real football team had a finals match scheduled in Medellin on Wednesday against Colombia’s Atlético Nacional. Afterwards, the team was going to head back to Brazil for the second leg of the match on December 7.
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