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Brazil: Chapecoense fans march through Chapeco in mourning for crash victims01:58

Brazil: Chapecoense fans march through Chapeco in mourning for crash victims

Brazil, Chapeco
November 30, 2016 at 01:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of Chapecoense fans marched through Chapeco, Tuesday, to pay tribute to the victims of the plane crash, which took the lives of 71 people, including the majority of the Chapecoense football team.

The fans arrived at the Arena Conda, the home stadium for the Chapecoense football team. They sang and chanted the names of players and gathered at the stadium to commemorate the killed ones.

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 team were aboard the flight, with a further 22 sports journalists on board. The team was set to play against Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana finals in Medellin, Wednesday.

Brazil: Chapecoense fans march through Chapeco in mourning for crash victims01:58
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Thousands of Chapecoense fans marched through Chapeco, Tuesday, to pay tribute to the victims of the plane crash, which took the lives of 71 people, including the majority of the Chapecoense football team.

The fans arrived at the Arena Conda, the home stadium for the Chapecoense football team. They sang and chanted the names of players and gathered at the stadium to commemorate the killed ones.

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 team were aboard the flight, with a further 22 sports journalists on board. The team was set to play against Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana finals in Medellin, Wednesday.

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