The South American soccer federation is mourning after plane carrying the Chapecoense team crash


The charter aircraft was flying over the town of La Union at around 10 p.m. when electrical flaws were reported. The plane crashed shortly after in a mountainous area in the Antioquian municipality. The crash site was difficult to access. After three hours of emergency response, search and rescue operations were suspended due to the heavy rains falling on the unstable crash site on the Andean mountainside. “It’s a tragedy of huge proportions,” Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told to the media. The plane was.a British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane. The South American soccer federation canceled games until further notice and said its president, Alejandro Dominguez, was travelling to Medellin. The reason for the crash remains unknown at this time.


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