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Brazil: Fans say farewell to deceased Chapecoense players at Arena Conda memorial01:50

Brazil: Fans say farewell to deceased Chapecoense players at Arena Conda memorial

Brazil, Chapeco
December 3, 2016 at 17:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 120,000 mourners gathered inside the Arena Conda, the home stadium of the Chapecoense football team, Saturday, to pay tribute to the football players and support staff who perished in the recent airplane crash in Colombia.

The family and friends of the victims as well as local residents gathered for the open-air memorial under heavy rain. Soldiers carried the coffins of the deceased football players across the pitch amid heavy rain.

There were 77 people in total on board the British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft when it went down in Colombia at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT), Tuesday. Seventy-one people were killed in the tragedy including 64 Brazilian nationals, 19 of whom were Chapecoense football players.

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.

Brazil: Fans say farewell to deceased Chapecoense players at Arena Conda memorial01:50
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Around 120,000 mourners gathered inside the Arena Conda, the home stadium of the Chapecoense football team, Saturday, to pay tribute to the football players and support staff who perished in the recent airplane crash in Colombia.

The family and friends of the victims as well as local residents gathered for the open-air memorial under heavy rain. Soldiers carried the coffins of the deceased football players across the pitch amid heavy rain.

There were 77 people in total on board the British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft when it went down in Colombia at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT), Tuesday. Seventy-one people were killed in the tragedy including 64 Brazilian nationals, 19 of whom were Chapecoense football players.

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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