An aircraft carrying 72 passengers including the members of the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team crashed on November 29, after disappearing in the Colombian airspace
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.
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.
Brazil is mourning the deaths of 71 passengers, including the Chapecoense football team as well as the crew and team of journalists who crashed over Colombia on Tuesday. Miraculously there were six survivors. Sputnik sat down with Roberto Canessa, a well-known survivor of a 1972 crash, to learn what it is like to survive such a tragedy.
Colombia's Secretary for Air Safety Freddy Bonilla has announced that the crashed plane that was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team embarked on an unauthorized route prior to the accident.
Bolivian aviation authorities suspended on Thursday the Lamia Corporation SRL airline's operations after its jet crashed in Colombia on November 29.
Almost the entirety of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was wiped out, including its current and former managers and coaches, in a tragic plane crash near Medellin, Columbia on November 29 in a stunning blow to the Brazil and the world.
A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team crashed on its approach to the Colombian city of Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament. Sputnik takes a look at the possible reasons behind this civil aviation disaster.
On Monday night a plane carrying 81 people went down in northwestern Colombia with nine crew members and 72 passengers aboard, including a Brazilian football team. Semana magazine Correspondent Daniel Martínez talked to Sputnik Mundo about possible causes of the accident.
A total of 21 Brazilian journalists died as a result of the plane crash in central Colombia, the National Federation of Journalists said on Tuesday in a statement.
Chapecoense team members who for the first time in the history of the football club had qualified to play in the international Copa Sudamericana competition were heading to Colombia to the final against Atletico Nacional when their plane went down in northwestern Colombia.
Striker for the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real, Tiaguinho, who died in a plane crash in Colombia on November 29, learned that he would become a father for the first time just a few days before the tragedy.
Marco Antonio Cumsille, an executive producer of Chilean sports channel, Deportes 13 spoke to Sputnik Mundo in an interview about the tragic plane crash in Colombia.
A plane, operated by the Lamia Corporation airline, was carrying 81 people including the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team when it crashed on November 29 in northwestern Colombia. According to official reports, six people were hospitalized after surviving the crash.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday expressed condolences to Brazil's President Michel Temer over the crash of a Brazilian passenger plane that killed 75 people, the Kremlin press service said.
The FIFA president called the plane crash in Colombia a "sad day for football."
One more survivor has been found by rescuers at the site of the Colombian plane crash, local media reported. According to preliminary data, six survived in the crash, while 75 died. Later media reported that footballer Marcos Danilo Padilha died on his way to the hospital.
Medellin police confirmed that 76 people were killed and 5 survived in the Colombian plane crash, according to preliminary data. Eighty one passengers were on board the plane.
Up to 27 people died in a crash of an airplane carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members in northwestern Colombia, Elkin Ospina, Mayor of the nearby town of La Ceja said Tuesday.
The South American football federation suspended the final cup and other football games and activities after a plane carrying Brazilian team crashed in Colombia.
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.