S American Cup Final Halted After Colombia Crash With Brazilian Team on Board

© REUTERS / Paulo Whitaker/File PhotoSoccer fans of Chapecoense celebrate after their victory in the Copa Sudamericana match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016
Soccer fans of Chapecoense celebrate after their victory in the Copa Sudamericana match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The South American football federation suspended the final cup and other football games and activities after a plane carrying Brazilian team crashed in Colombia.

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An aircraft carrying 72 passengers including the members of the Brazilian  Chapecoense Real football team crashed on Tuesday after disappearing in the Colombian airspace, the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement, adding that there may be survivors.

According to the statement, the crew reported an emergency situation during the flight citing power problems between the municipality of the Ceja and the Union in the Antioquia department.

The passengers of the aircraft that crashed after disappearing in Colombian airspace included members of the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team.

According to media reports, the football team was on the way to participate in the South American Cup final against Atletico Nacional in a game set for Wednesday. The game was suspended due to the accident.

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