The Images Of Thousands Of People Flooding The Streets To Honor The Fallen Chapecoense Players Are Hair-Raising

Today, Colombian authorities claim that the plane carrying the Chapecoense Brazilian football team that plunged into a mountainside near Medellin late on Monday crashed because it ran out of fuel while attempting to land. The plane reportedly had no fuel on impact, authorities claim. Only six of the 77 people on board the plane survived.

According to BBC, in a leaked tape, the pilot can be heard warning of a “total electric failure” and “lack of fuel”. Just before the tape ends, he says he is flying at an altitude of 9,000ft.

Chapecoense was set to play a cup final against Atletico Nacional in Medellin on Wednesday evening and while that game was obviously canceled, thousands of the team’s supporters filled the stadium and flooded the streets in honor of the fallen. The images made the hair on my arms stand up.

Fox Sports Brazil, who reportedly had six employees on the flight, decided to air the below message for an hour and a half during the time slotted for the game.

[h/t Uproxx]

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