Football pays tribute to Brazilian team after crash

2016-11-29 16:00
Chapecoense Real. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late on Monday, killing 76 people, officials said. They said five survived the disaster.

The LAMIA airlines charter declared an emergency at around 22:00 local time (05:00 GMT on Tuesday), reporting it had suffered "electrical failures," and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, officials said.

The plane was carrying members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club which was to have played in the Copa Sudamericana finals on Wednesday against Atletico Nacional of Colombia.

Of the five survivors, three players, Alan Luciano Ruschel, Marcos Danilo Padilha and Jacson Ragnar Follmann are among the five survivors.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and the Argentina national team were travelling on the same doomed plane just 18 days ago.

The football world has paid tribute to the Brazilian team with many football organisations, teams and players sharing a recent video of the team celebrating a victory and also paying their respects.



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