Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team Crashes in Colombia

Seventy six people died and five survived including three players, one journalist and a stewardess for Bolivia’s LaMia Airlines.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seventy-six of 81 passengers died late Monday night after their plane crashed into the Colombian mountains, minutes before landing in the city of Medellin. The plane was chartered by Brazilian football (soccer) team Chapecoense, going to play the first of two games for the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

“Very sad news we received this morning,” the team’s vice president, Ivan Tozzo, told Globonews on Tuesday morning, trying to keep tears from swelling up in his eyes. “We would never expect such a thing. It doesn’t seem . . .

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