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Colombia: Sixth survivor pulled from Cerro Gordo plane crash wreckage 00:56

Colombia: Sixth survivor pulled from Cerro Gordo plane crash wreckage

Colombia, Cerro Gordo
November 29, 2016 at 12:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

A sixth survivor was carried away from the wreckage of a charter plane, which crashed over Cero Gordo in Colombia, Tuesday, carrying 77 people, including the Brazilian Chapecoense football team.

Doctors at San Juan de Dios La Ceja hospital confirmed that two of the survivors have arrived at the hospital for treatment. Rescue teams remain at the scene, searching through the debris as an investigation gets underway.

There were 77 people on board the aircraft when it went down at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT, Tuesday) in Colombia. The flight's destination, Jose Maria Cordova International Airport near Medellin, stated that the plane, travelling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, announced that they were experiencing electrical failures while flying over the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, declaring an emergency to the airport before losing contact.

Some 22 football players from the Brazilian Serie A team were aboard the flight, with a further 22 sports journalists onboard. The team was set to play against Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamerica finals in Medellin, Wednesday.

Colombia: Sixth survivor pulled from Cerro Gordo plane crash wreckage 00:56
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A sixth survivor was carried away from the wreckage of a charter plane, which crashed over Cero Gordo in Colombia, Tuesday, carrying 77 people, including the Brazilian Chapecoense football team.

Doctors at San Juan de Dios La Ceja hospital confirmed that two of the survivors have arrived at the hospital for treatment. Rescue teams remain at the scene, searching through the debris as an investigation gets underway.

There were 77 people on board the aircraft when it went down at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT, Tuesday) in Colombia. The flight's destination, Jose Maria Cordova International Airport near Medellin, stated that the plane, travelling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, announced that they were experiencing electrical failures while flying over the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, declaring an emergency to the airport before losing contact.

Some 22 football players from the Brazilian Serie A team were aboard the flight, with a further 22 sports journalists onboard. The team was set to play against Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamerica finals in Medellin, Wednesday.

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