According to local media, some 81 people were on board, including nine crew members. The football team was going to the South American Cup final against Atletico Nacional in a game set for Wednesday.
Esta es la entrada al cerro El Gordo en La Unión, llegan ambulancias de diferentes lugares del Oriente a atender siniestro aéreo. pic.twitter.com/mO1CahhBCU— MiOriente (@MiOriente) November 29, 2016
The plane crashed en route to José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, the second largest airport in Colombia.