Chapecoense, first division team, went to Medellin, Colombia, to compete in the final of the Copa Suramericana. There are only six survivors.
For the first time in its history, the Brazilian football team first division Chapecoense would compete on Wednesday a final international tournament, the Copa Suramericana, during a match against Atletico Colombian National team in Medellín. But the plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed on Monday night near the Colombian city, announced the airport authorities. The team is decimated, the Brazil mourns its footballers: there are only six survivors.
“Confirmed. The accident aircraft was carrying the CP2933 @ChapecoenseReal team. Apparently there are survivors, “wrote on Twitter officials the airport Jose Maria Cordova, serving Medellin.
The same source, the unit that arrived from Bolivia was carrying 72 passengers and 9 crew members and crashed in Cerro Gordo, in the municipality of La Union. Access to the crash site, located about 50 km from Medellín, is possible only by land because of “weather conditions,” added the airport. “Apparently, the plane ran out of fuel,” told the Agence France-Presse Elkin Ospina, Mayor of La Ceja, a nearby town in La Union. According to him, help is already on site and medical centers in the region are preparing to receive the wounded. The Civil Aviation Authority said it had set up a unified command post at Medellin airport to handle the situation.
Chapecoense the football club had not reacted immediately.