There is news that a plane carrying 72 passengers including Brazilian footballers and nine crew members had crashed in Colombia. The Colombian authorities are looking into the matter. 76 out of 81 people have been declared dead. It is believed that the plane fell from the sky, after facing electrical problems and lack of fuel. This is a big jolt for Brazil, because it is the country that worships football.
There are reports that the Brazilian football team, Chapecoense was on board. The team was heading to Medellin, Colombia to play the Copa Sudamericana final against the Colombian team. The aeroplane had to undergo a mid-flight emergency.
And 3 am, according to the UK time.
Argentina and Barcelona stars, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano had used the aircraft just 3 weeks ago. The aircraft has been registered as CP2933 and is owned by the airline, Lamia Bolivia.
There are reports that the pilot opened a fuel door to release fuel and prevent a huge explosion, but something otherwise happened.
Out of the 81 people on board, only 5 are said to have survived the crash. The charter plane was carrying the 22-member team to play a match.
It is believed that the team had to change the flight and board this one after the Brazilian aviation authorities prevented them from boarding a chartered flight to Medellin. Moreover, there are reports that heavy storms have hit Colombia. This is hampering the rescue process.
Thus happened shortly before the landing.
He asked the doctors to take care of his wedding ring. Ohhh! So much love!
Defender, Alan Ruschel, and goalkeepers, Danilo Padilha and Jackson Follman, have been reported to be the three survivors, who were then rushed to the hospital.
May God give strength to the families of the victims.
They are extremely emotional and unable to get over the grief of this huge loss. This is actually a tough time for Brazil. We wish them all the strength to overcome the sorrow.