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    Plane with Chapecoense Brazilian professional football players reportedly crashes in Colombia at around 10:15pm local time in Cerro Gordo after disappearing in the Colombian airspace, the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement, adding that there may be survivors.

    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.

    Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.
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    Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

    ​The plane crashed en route to José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, the second largest airport in Colombia.

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    • 19:44

      Over 20 Brazilian Journalists Among Victims of Plane Crash

      The National Federation of Brazilian Journalists said on Tuesday that there are 21 journalists among those dead in the plane crash in Colombia.

      "Most of the journalists were from Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and Sao Paolo. Professioals of sports journalism from newspapers, radio and TV, who were to cover the football game, died."

    • 19:05

      Mother of Football Player Danilo Denies His Death - Reports

      The mother of Chapecoense team's player Danilo denied his death in the plane crash in Colombia, media reported.

      "Danilo's mother says that according to the latest information he has just been trasported to a bigger hospital," ESPN reported.

    • 18:30

      Survived Chapecoense Team's Goalkeeper in Critical Condition

      Jackson Folman, who survived in the plane crash, lost two legs and is in critical condition.

      Authorities confirmed that goalkeeper Jackson Folman's two legs were amputated and his condition is critical

    • 18:07

      Colombia’s Disaster Risk Management Unit Confirms Rescue of 6th Survivor in Plane Crash

      "The rescue of a sixth survivor, who is in the process of being evacuated, is confirmed. The possibility that other people will be found alive is not ruled out," the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) said.

      According to the local television channel Telemedellin, the sixth survivor is football player Helio Zampier Neto.

    • 17:52

      Chapecoense Team Before the Tragedy (Video)

      Another videos, showing Chapecoense team players Filipe Machado and Tiago da Rocha Vieira a short time before the plane crash appeared in the social media.

    • 17:43
      Plane Crash in Columbia
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    • 17:42

      Crash of Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team 'Hard Blow' for Sportdom - Venezuelan Football Federation

      Brazil's Chapecoense player Helio Neto is helped by paramedics at the San Juan de Dios clinic in La Ceja, Antioquia Department on November 29 2016.
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      The crash of plane that carried members of the Brazilian Chapecoense football club is a hard blow for the football world, Nelson Carreno, the director of the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF), told Sputnik on Tuesday.

      "This fact is very regrettable and very hard, it means a lot for the sportdom and creates a lot of sadness, because they did their best to reach this finals of the South American Cup, and they were about to play a dream game, it was not a traditional Brazilian team," Carreno said.

      As for the suspension of the South American Cup, Carreno stated he would support any decision made by the institution, "because it is not time to think about the finals, but abou the pain of relatives, friends and athletes."

       

    • 17:22

      Colombian President Expresses His Condolences Over Plane Crash in Colombia

      In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos listens as former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads a discussion on the future of the Americas in Coral Gables, Fla. Santos signaled on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 that he could ease his longstanding opposition to a cease fire in Colombia's armed conflict because recent progress in peace talks with leftist rebels has caused the government to rethink its negotiating strategy.
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      Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his condolences over the crash of a Brazilian passenger plane that killed 75 people, including Chapecoense team players.

      "The tragedy that plunges us of mourning, we mourn due to the accident with the plane carrying Chapecoense [team]. [We express] solidarity - with the victims and their families in Brazil" - Santos wrote in his microblog on Twitter.

       

    • 17:02

      22 Journalists Were on Board of Crashed Plane, Only One Survived

    • 16:59
      Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on before the start of the opening ceremony of the G20 leaders' family photo in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016
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      Putin Expresses Condolences to Brazilian President Temer Over Plane Crash

      Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer in connection with the plane crash in Colombia, the Kremlin press service said Tuesday.

      "In a message of condolences, the head of the Russian state expressed the words of empathy and support to the relatives of the victims, as well as quick recovery wishes to those who survived the catastrophe," the press service said in a statement.

      Plane With Brazilian Football Players Crashes in Colombia

      President Putin Expresses Condolences Over Brazilian Plane Crash in Colombia

      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.
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    • 16:49

      Over 500 People Gather at Chapecoense Stadium

      Hundreds of fans arrived to the Chapecoense stadium to pray for the victims and survivors of the plane crash in Colombia.

      The Arena Conda stadium started receiving fans early on Tuesday morning after the news of the plane crash occured. More than 500 people, including relatives of the victims, gathered at the stadium.

      Dressed in the team shirt, fans carry flags and leave flowers at the stadium door.

    • 16:30
      Wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, is seen near Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016.
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      Britain Sends Investigators to Assist Colombian Plane Crash Probe

      UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) sends a team of experts to Colombia to help local aviation authorities with the crash investigation.

      According to media reports, the team will include three experts on flight operations, engineering and flight data recorders. The inspectors due to arrive at the crash site on Wednesday.

    • 16:18

      Mayor of Chapecoense Team's Home Town Announces a Month Mourning

      The mayor of the Brazilian city of Chapeco announced a 30-day mourning period after the death of the local football team in the plane crash in Colombia, RFE BluRadio Colombia reported.Earlier, the President of Brazil Michel Temer decreed three days of mourning across the country.

      Chapecoense football club was established in the Brazilian city of Chapeco, Santa Catarina in 1973.

       

    • 16:10

      Fans Continue Praying for Plane Crash Victims and Their Families

      Fans continue to gather outside of Chapecoense's stadium to pray for all those involved in the LaMia plane crash in Colombia.

    • 16:04

      Colombian Media Publishes Full List of Passengers, Crew of Crashed LaMia Plane

      Colombian media publishes the full list of all passengers and the crew of the crashed LMI-2933 flight.

      List of crew
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      List of passengers
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      List of passengers
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    • 15:43
      Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts during a meeting of the Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES) at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, November 21, 2016
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      Brazil President Temer Expresses Condolences, Offers Help to Families of Crash Victims

      Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree declaring three days of official mourning in Brazil in memory of the victims of the plane crash of the Chapecoense soccer team, whose plane crashed this morning in Colombia, leaving at least 75 dead.

      "In this sad moment when the tragedy affected dozens of Brazilian families, I express my solidarity"

      The president stated that the government will give all possible assistance to the victims' relatives.

      "The government has done everything possible to reduce the pain of friends and families of sportsmen and national journalists."

    • 15:34

      Famous Football Cartoonist Expresses His Condolences

      Famous football cartoonist Omar Momani also expressed his condolences to the families of the crashed LMI-2933 flight victims.

    • 15:29

      New Photos From the Crash Site

    • 15:26

      Atletico Nacional Urges CONMEBOL to Declare Chapecoense Champion of Copa Sudamericana

      Atletico Nacional team urged South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to declare Chapecoense the champion of the the South American Cup finals.

    • 15:09

      Names of Survivors

      Six people are confirmed as survivors at the moment, with three Chapecoense players among them. The names of the survivors: 

      Alan Ruschel
      Erwin Tumiri
      Jakson Follmann
      Ximena Suárez
      Rafael Henzel
      Helio Neto

    • 15:03

      Chapecoense Goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Dies in Hospital

      The Chapecoense player Marcos Danilo reportedly died in the hospital, Brazilian journalist Felipe Moura says citing the Colombian media.

    • 14:31

      FIFA President Expresses Condolences to Families of Crash Victims

      FIFA President Gianni Infantino called the crash a "sad day for football" and expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

      FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

      Deadly Colombia Plane Crash 'Very Sad Day for Football' - FIFA President

      The FIFA president called the plane crash in Colombia a "sad day for football."
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    • 14:14
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      Brazil Declares Mourning

      Brazil President Michel Temer issued a decree on mourning period of three days after the plane with the country's football players crashed in Colombia, media reports.

    • 14:04

      Alan Ruschel in Stable Condition

      According to the El Tiempo portal, the condition of other Chapecoense player Alan Ruschel is stable.

      Earlier reports said that Ruschel has been delivered to local hospital with multiple injuries.

    • 13:54

      Rescuers Find One More Survivor

      An Avro RJ85 operated by Lamia which crashed on approach to Medellin while carrying 81 passengers and crew including Brazilian football team Chapecoense is seen in a file picture

      One More Survivor Found in Colombian Plane Crash - Reports

      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.
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      The name of the survivor is Helio Zampier Neto, a central defender of Chapecoense football team.

    • 13:42
      Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016.
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      Died Brazilian Football Players' Plane Was Changed at Very Last Moment

      The Daily Mail claims that the Brazilian Chapecoense team was to fly to Medellin by another aircraft. Local aviation authorities replaced the board at the very last moment.

      The crashed plane belongs to LaMia Airlines. The aircraft of the crashed LMI-2933 flight had been previously used several times by other teams.

      So, the president of the Colombian Atletico Nacional team, Juan Carlos de la Cuesta said that their used this aircraft several times before. The players of the Chapecoense team were going to the South American Cup final to play against Atletico Nacional.

    • 13:16

      Real Madrid Football Players Pay Tribute to Chapecoense Team

      The Real Madrid football players gather for a minute of silence after the tragedy happened to Chapecoense team.

    • 13:05

      Chapecoense Fans Commemorate Crash Victims

      Fans of Chapecoense football team gather at the team stadium to commemorate the players, died in the plane crash in Colombia.

    • 13:02

      Chapecoense Football Team Five Days Before Tragedy (Video)

      The Chapecoense football team made its first debut at the international level last year, making it to the Copa Sudamericana quarterfinals. Five days ago, the club celebrated its success having reached the finals of this tournament. 

      The Colombian authorities have confirmed three crash survivors among Chapecoense players - Alan Ruschel, Marcos Danilo and Jakson Folman.

      According to media reports, another survivors light attendant Jimena Suarez and journalist Rafael Henzel.

    • 12:34

      Local Police Chief: One Survivor Died on the Way to Hospital

      Jose Acevedo Ossa, the Medellin police chief specified the number of victims, adding that one survivor died on his way to hospital.

      "Six people were rescued alive, but [later] unfortunately one died; the rest of the passengers unfortunately died. The tragic toll is 76 victims," General Jose Gerardo Acevedo said.

      At the moment, the police confirms 76 people were killed by the plane crash in Colombia, the bodies of 27 victims have already been identified.

    • 12:27

      Colombia's Civil Aviation Management Publishes Passenger List

      Among the passengers of the crashed plane was Anderson Paixao, the son of Paulo Paixao, a former coach of the Russian CSKA Moscow team.

      Paixao worked as the CSKA coach from 2007 to 2009.

    • 12:16

      Journalist Among Plane Crash Survivors

      Local authorities reported about the another survivor. It appeared to be journalist Rafael Henzel, hospitalized with numerous injuries and fractured ribs.

    • 12:08

      Rescue Operations End: Police Confirm 75 Dead, Six Survivors

      Plane with Chapecoense Brazilian professional football players crashed in Colombia at around 10:15pm local time in Cerro Gordo after disappearing in the Colombian airspace.

      Plane With Brazilian Football Players Crashes in Colombia

      Medellin Police Confirm 75 People Died in Colombian Plane Crash

      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.
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    • 11:42

      Alan Ruschel Arrives in Hospital (Photo)

      Alan Ruschel, a player on the Chapecoense football team arrives in the hospital. The football player is one of the survivors of the Colombian plane crash.

      According to RCN radio, he sustains multiple fractures and several head injuries.

       

    • 11:29

      Survivors Arrive to Hospital (Video)

    • 11:24

      Last photos of Chapecoense Football Players Before the Crash

    • 11:23
      Plane With Brazilian Football Players Crashes in Colombia
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      Mayor Confirms 10 Survivors in Colombian Crash, Names Possible Reasons of the Crash

      According to him, the reasons behind the crash are still unknown. It might be caused whether by fuel or power failures or by the poor weather conditions.

    • 11:11

      Brazilian Chapecoense Goalkeeper Also Survived Plane Crash

      Jakson Follmann, a goalkeeper for Chapecoense also survived the plane crash in Colombia.

      Plane with Chapecoense Brazilian professional football players crashed in Colombia at around 10:15pm local time in Cerro Gordo after disappearing in the Colombian airspace, the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement, adding that there may be survivors.

      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.

      Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016.
      © REUTERS / Paulo Whitaker/File Photo
    • 11:07

      At Least 25 People Reportedly Died in Colombian Plane Crash

      Between 25 to 27 people have been killed in Colombia plane crash carrying 81, including Brazilian footbal team Chapecoense.

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      Up to 27 Possible Fatalities in Colombia Plane Crash Carrying 81

      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.
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    • 10:57

      Number of Survivers Rise, Reaches 13

      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.

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      At Least 13 Survivors in Colombia Plane Crash - Emergency Team PMU

      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.
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    • 10:55
    • 10:53

      South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) announced the suspension of all international competitions under its auspices, including the finals of the South American Cup, in connection with the plane crash in Colombia.

      Soccer fans of Chapecoense celebrate after their victory in the Copa Sudamericana match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016

      S American Cup Final Halted After Colombia Crash With Brazilian Team on Board

      The South American football federation suspended the final cup and other football games and activities after a plane carrying Brazilian team crashed in Colombia.
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    • 10:20
    • 10:17

      Alan Ruschel, Player of Chapecoense Football Team Is Among Six Survivors

      Alan Ruschel, a player on the Chapecoense football team is among the six survivors. The team was on board the plane that crashed in Colombia. The names of the others are unknown.

      Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.
      © AFP 2019 / NELSON ALMEIDA
    • 09:41

      Six Survivors in Colombian Plane Crash

      Six people survived an airplane crash carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members in Colombia's second-largest airport, the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement.

      "According to the authorities, national police arrived at the site and is mobilizing all possible help, since they report that six people have survived," the airport said Tuesday.

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

    • 09:37

      Rescuers Moving Survivors From the Site

      The rescuers are moving survivors from the site, the country's civil aviation association said on its website.

    • 09:31

      Emergency Teams Cannot Access the Site

      ​The airport added that the emergency teams cannot access the site located in the Antioquia department in northwest Colombia by air due to weather conditions and are trying to reach it by land.

      "Confirmed, the aircraft with registration CP2933 * transported the team @ChapecoenseReal. Apparently there are survivors," the statement said.

      ​​According to media reports, the crash was caused by the lack of fuel. The number of dead or injured is not reported at the moment.

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