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Soccer team's plane crashes; 75 dead

By Agencies in Medellin, Colombia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-11-30 06:55:10

Survivors include three players, a journalist, a flight attendant and a flight engineer

A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people on Tuesday. Six people survived, including three players from Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team.

The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency at 10 pm on Monday because of an electrical failure, authorities said.

Soccer team's plane crashes; 75 dead

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