A plane carrying members of a Brazilian club soccer team has crashed near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin, Colombia killing 76 passengers. Colombian authorities have confirmed that there are six survivors: three soccer players, two crew members, and one journalist.
Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, charter flight CP2933 operated by LaMia airline, was due to arrive in Medellin from Bolivia. However, the plane suffered an electrical failure causing the aircraft to plummet back to the Earth. An official investigation has begun.
The soccer team, Chapecoense, was due to play against Medellin’s Atletico Nacional in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday.
Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel uploaded a chilling video during the flight showing him talking about arriving in Colombia with goalkeeper Danilo Padilha.
“In not long, we’ll be arriving in Colombia,” Ruschel says. “We’re coming Colombia.”
Ruschel and Padilha are believed to be among three survivors from the 22-man squad along with backup goalkeeper Jakson Follmann.