Airplane Crash in Colombia Leaves 75 Dead, Including Brazilian Soccer Team
EspañolAn airplane crash in Colombia has left at least 75 people dead and six wounded, according to reports.
The aircraft reportedly took off from Bolivia with nine crew members and 72 passengers, including the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense that was heading to Colombia to play in the final of the South American Cup against Atlético Nacional.
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Mayor of Medellín Federico Gutiérrez said there were six survivors following the discovery of one extra living person. One person was rescued, but died on the way to the hospital, according to CNN Español.
The airplane departed from Viru Viru airport in Bolivia at 6:18 p.m. local time but reported electronic failure somewhere between La Ceja and la Unión, Antioquia, and ultimately touched ground near Rionegro, Colombia.
Rescue workers reportedly had to struggle against the stormy weather in the area, as they could only access the crash by ground, according to José María Córdova Airport officials.