Soccer World Reacts to Plane Crash Killing Chapecoense Club Members

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The wreckage site of the plane with Chapecoense soccer team members that crashed near Medellin, Colombia.
AP Images.

The fatal plane crash early Tuesday morning of Flight 2933, traveling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia, claimed the lives of much of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense. With the deaths of the Chapecoense members, soccer players and teams worldwide took to social media to express their condolences.

Medellin Colombia Chapecoense Rescue workers carrying the bodies of victims on Nov. 29 following a plane crash near Medellin, Colombia. AP Images.

According to multiple reports, at least 75 people of the 81 onboard died. Reports also state at least six people survived the crash, including three Chapecoense players — Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follman and Zampier Neto. (Goalkeeper Marcos Danilo died from his injuries after initial reports stated he survived.)

Chapecoense Buenos Aires Argentina Copa Sudamericana soccer Members of the Chapecoense team on Nov. 2 before a game in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Images.

As of 11:30 a.m. ET, multiple reports indicate a cause of the crash has not been determined, but an investigation is underway to see if the plane crashed because of an electrical failure or because the plane ran out of fuel. According to a report from The Telegraph, aviation authorities said the charter airline LaMia lost radar contact with the plane late Monday because of an electrical failure.

 

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