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    A total of 13 people survived a crash of an airplane carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members in northwestern Colombia, 360 Radio Colombia broadcaster reported on Tuesday citing the emergency team operating at the scene of the crash.

    ​Alan Ruschel, first survivor, transported to the hospital

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

    The crash took place at 10 p.m. local time Monday (03:00 GMT Tuesday), the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement on Tuesday. The plane was operated by the Lamia Corporation airline.

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

    Local BluRadio Colombia broadcaster reported that Brazilian football player Alan Ruschel survived in the crash and was hospitalized in the nearby La Ceja town.

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