Plane carrying 72 passengers and 9 crew has crashed in Colombia

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  1. gregjrichards

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    Breaking news LAMIA Airlines flight LMI2933 has crashed 72 passengers and 9 crew on board.

    "A plane carrying 72 passengers including a Brazilian football team has crashed in Colombia.

    Brazilian side Chapecoense were on their way from Bolivia to Medellin International Airport in Colombia to play in the Copa Sudamerica final when the plane came down.

    There were 72 passengers and nine crew on board, Colombian aviation officials said.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ashes-Colombia-reports-say.html#ixzz4RNRPLFKs

    Emergency services are on their way to the crash site.

    Update

    "The plane reportedly crashed due to lack of fuel at around 10.15pm local time.

    It is thought to have come down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union, according to Mi Oriente.

    There have reportedly been a number of fatalities although an exact number is as yet unknown.

    At least 10 people have been injured and are being evacuated from the scene, the commander of La Union fire department said, according to the website."


    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/plane-carrying-brazilian-football-team-9355287

    Photo of wreckage at Daily Mirror link.

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  2. Hatfield

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    Oh boy. Another plane going down.

    At least there sounds like at least some survivors.

    News sites just picking up the story.
     
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38140981

     
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    http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-colombia-plane-crash-20161128-story.html

    "The team, from the small city of Chapeco, was in the middle of a fairy tale season. It joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and made it last week to the Copa Sudamericana finals — the equivalent of the UEFA Europa League tournament — after defeating two of Argentina's fiercest squads, San Lorenzo and Independiente, as well as Colombia's Junior.

    The team is so modest that its 22,000-seat arena was ruled by tournament organizers too small to host the final match, which was instead moved to a stadium 300 miles to the north in the city of Curitiba.

    "Chapecoense was the biggest source of happiness in the town," the club's vice-president, Ivan Tozzo, told Brazil's SporTV. "Many in the town are crying.""



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    Chapecoense vs San Lorenzo from four days ago.
     
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    Reports are now saying that player Danilo, who was taken to hospital alive, has since died (from the Mirror link above).
    Absolutely awful loss of life but incredible that there were any survivors. I hope they all survive and make fast and full recoveries.

    Rumors that the pilot dumped fuel to prevent fire when he knew they were going to crash.
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/brazil-colombia-plane-crash-chapecoense-1.3872171
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    It's a miracle there were any survivors. The loss of life is horrendous. The crash site reminds me of the horrific Germanwings tragedy.

    I wonder where the survivors were located on the plane. They say the back of a plane is safer in a crash but it looks as if the back has been totally destroyed. It's horrendous seeing the photos of the players on the plane and at the airport knowing nearly all the people are now dead just a few hours later.
     
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    Due to lack of fuel? Seriously?
     
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    Anfield, for tonight's game

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    Heartbreaking, football family.

    Chapecoense we mourn with you

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    Hi Tulessa this was mentioned earlier but the pilots reported electrical failure on board to the airport not long before the crash. Other more recent reports are saying the plane was dumping fuel to make an emergency landing. So the cause of the crash will need to be thoroughly investigated to be certain of what happened. Nobody knows for sure yet. There was adverse weather terrible thunderstorms nearby too at the time of the crash which won't have helped matters. At least terrorism has been ruled extremely unlikely by officials.
     
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    Thank you for posting this it is a lovely gesture. It has been great to see football clubs and fans around the world unite and offer their condolences.
     

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