08:44 GMT +319 November 2019
Listen Live
    Wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, is seen near Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016.

    Crashed Plane With Brazil Football Players Had Overweight

    © REUTERS / Fredy Builes
    Latin America
    Get short URL
    Plane With Brazilian Football Team on Board Crashes in Colombia (22)
    147
    Subscribe

    The aircraft that was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team, "exceeded its maximum allowable weight of 41.9 tonnes," according to Freddy Bonilla, the air safety chief for Colombian Civil Aviation Authority.

    BOGOTA (Sputnik) — The crashed plane that was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team, was flying with overweight, Freddy Bonilla, the air safety chief for Colombian Civil Aviation Authority, said.

    Earlier in December, Bonilla said that the crashed aircraft had had a fuel deficiency.

    The aircraft "exceeded its maximum allowable weight of 41.9 tonnes," Bonilla said presenting the report on the plane crash.

    The plane, operated by the Bolivian Lamia airline, was carrying 77 people including the Brazilian football team when it crashed on November 29 in northwestern Colombia. A total of six people, including three football players, survived the crash.

    The Bolivian authorities have accused the leadership of the airline for the tragedy and detained the owner of the LaMia carrier, Gustavo Vargas Gamboa.

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

    Related:

    Chapecoense FC Founder Says Tragedy-Stricken Brazilian Team Ready for New Start
    Brazilian Heroic Footballers' Fairy Tale Dreams End in Tragedy
    Over 20 Brazilian Journalists Killed in Plane Crash in Colombia
    President Putin Expresses Condolences Over Brazilian Plane Crash in Colombia
    Tags:
    plane crash in Colombia, Colombian Civil Aviation Authority, Freddy Bonilla, Columbia, Brazil
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik