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Colombia: Search operation continues at plane crash site00:35

Colombia: Search operation continues at plane crash site

Colombia, La Union
November 29, 2016 at 16:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police and response teams continued their search of the wreckage of the crashed British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft, Tuesday, near La Union. The plane crashed late on Monday; the passengers included members of the top-flight Brazilian Chapecoense football team. Some 71 of the passengers have been confirmed dead.

So far, six survivors have been rescued, though officials at San Juan de Dios La Ceja hospital have confirmed one of the survivors has subsequently passed away during medical treatment.

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: Search operation continues at plane crash site00:35
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Police and response teams continued their search of the wreckage of the crashed British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft, Tuesday, near La Union. The plane crashed late on Monday; the passengers included members of the top-flight Brazilian Chapecoense football team. Some 71 of the passengers have been confirmed dead.

So far, six survivors have been rescued, though officials at San Juan de Dios La Ceja hospital have confirmed one of the survivors has subsequently passed away during medical treatment.

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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