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    Prosecutors Detain Bolivian Owner of Crashed Chapecoense Plane Operator

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    Plane With Brazilian Football Team on Board Crashes in Colombia (22)
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    Bolivian prosecutors have detained Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, the owner of the local LaMia carrier, whose plane crashed in Colombia, almost wiping out a Brazilian football team, an investigator said.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The authorities will also scrutinize LaMia carrier's documents, which have been seized by law enforcement.

    "A warrant has been issued to arrest the director-general of the company and seize its documents, which will be analyzed," Ivan Quntanilla, a Santa Cruz prosecutor in charge of the crash inquiry, said Tuesday.

    A total of six people are under investigation, three of them were placed into police custody, Quntanilla was quoted as saying by the Bolivian public news agency ABI. A case has also been launched against the airline’s co-owner Marco Rocha.

    The third co-owner was Miguel Quiroga, the pilot of the Flight 2933 which crashed last week near the city of Medellin in Colombia, killing 71 people, including several players of the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team.

    Plane With Brazilian Football Team on Board Crashes in Colombia (22)


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