A plane that left Bolivia with 72 passengers including football players from Brazil’s Chapecoense football team and flight crew has crashed on Tuesday on its way to Medellin international airport.
Aviation authorities said there appear to be survivors.
Colombian authorities on Tuesday responded to an emergency after a plane carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed en route to Medellin in Colombia.
Jose Maria Cordova airport said on Twitter that there “appear to be survivors.”
Confirmado, la aeronave con matrícula CP2933 * transportaba al equipo @ChapecoenseReal. Al parecer hay sobrevivientes.
— José María Córdova (@AeropuertoMDE) November 29, 2016
Momento donde se pierde contacto radar con la aeronave que transportaba al equipo Chapecoense. pic.twitter.com/C59eXyOoEZ
— Andres Felipe Arcos (@AndresFelipe) November 29, 2016
According to a report, at least 10 people have been injured and are being evacuated from the scene, the commander of La Union fire department said.
Brazil’s Chapecoense football team had been due to play Atletico Nacional for the Copa Sudamerica finals in Medellin on Wednesday. But soon after the incident the South American football confederation CONMEBOL announced that the football tournament had been suspended.