Brazilian Plane Carrying Top Football Team Crashes In Colombia, 76 Dead

By Tyler Durden

A plane carrying 81 people, including top Brazilian football team Chapecoense, heading for the biggest game in its history, crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. 76 of those on board have perished.

The charter flight was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, when it crashed around 10:15 p.m. on Monday. Heavy rain first hampered and then halted rescue operations. Officials told local media that bodies would be removed at first light. Brazilian news organizations reported 21 journalists had been on board to cover the match.

First images of Colombia plane crash show football badge of Chapecoense team & crash debris https://t.co/yEGYqDpluP https://t.co/UrZ6W4fwTE

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 29, 2016

The Avro RJ85 was produced by a company that is now part of UK’s BAE Systems. The plane crashed in a mountainous rural area outside of the city of Medellin and heavy rains at one point halted rescue operations. News showed photos of twisted wreckage and hospital staff awaiting patients.

Flight tracking service Flightradar24 said on Twitter the last tracking signal from flight 2933 had been received when it was at 15,500 feet, about 30 km from its destination, which sits at …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge