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Colombia: Coffins of Chapecoense footballers laid side-by-side in funeral home01:50

Colombia: Coffins of Chapecoense footballers laid side-by-side in funeral home

Colombia, Meddellin
December 2, 2016 at 18:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Caskets for the Chapescoense football team who died in a plane crash earlier this week were prepared in San Vicente funeral home in Meddellin on Friday.

The coffins arrived in the club's home city of Chapeco later on Friday. They were taken to the club's stadium for a wake that was attended Brazilian President Michel Temer.

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.

Initial investigations into the crash have revealed that the BAE 146 plane did not have the necessary reserve fuel that would be needed in an emergency. It lost altitude around eight miles (12.9 km) from Medellin airport, resulting in the crash.

Colombia: Coffins of Chapecoense footballers laid side-by-side in funeral home01:50
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Caskets for the Chapescoense football team who died in a plane crash earlier this week were prepared in San Vicente funeral home in Meddellin on Friday.

The coffins arrived in the club's home city of Chapeco later on Friday. They were taken to the club's stadium for a wake that was attended Brazilian President Michel Temer.

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.

Initial investigations into the crash have revealed that the BAE 146 plane did not have the necessary reserve fuel that would be needed in an emergency. It lost altitude around eight miles (12.9 km) from Medellin airport, resulting in the crash.

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