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Brazilian Soccer Team Killed in Plane Crash in Colombia; At Least 76 Killed

Brazilian Soccer Team Killed in Plane Crash in Colombia’s mountains that killed at least 71 people and all but wiped out a Brazilian professional soccer team, Colombian authorities said on Tuesday Accident investigators are looking at an electrical failure or a fuel shortage as possible causes.

Brazilian soccer team Killed In Plane Crash in Colombia

Brazilian Soccer Team Killed in Plane Crash

Cinderella soccer team that was traveling to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest match of the players’ lives the LaMia airlines charter flight crashed Monday night on its approach to Medellín’s international airport, carrying the flight crew, about 20 journalists, and the Brazilian Soccer Team.

The plane, owned by the small Venezuelan airline LaMia, had left Bolivia for Medellin, where the team was to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. The plane, owned by the small Venezuelan airline LaMia, had left Bolivia for Medellin, where the team was to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. At least 71 people were killed when a plane carrying members of a Brazilian soccer team crashed late Monday near Medellin, Colombia.

Brazilian Soccer Football Team Killed in Plane Crash

Also on board were more than 20 journalists who were going to cover the Copa Sudamericana soccer match on Wednesday.

On Twitter, Chapecoense’s rival called for fans to dress in white and attend a candlelight vigil at the city’s soccer stadium to honor the people who died in the plane crash. The Rio headquarters of the Brazilian Football Association flew flags at half-staff on Tuesday and halted all games in the Brazilian soccer calendar for the next seven days.

71 Killed in Crash of Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team

Investigators found the plane’s so-called black boxes Tuesday afternoon. The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder are in “perfect condition,” Colombia’s civil aviation authority said on Twitter.

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder are in "perfect condition

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