The plane with 72 passengers on Board - including members of the Brazilian football team - and 9 crew members crashed near rionegro, Colombia, reported according to the Department of civil aviation of the country.
The plane declared an SOS signal between the municipalities of La Sege and LA Union, according to the Colombian aviation professionals. The plane may be 6 possible survivor, the statement said. The plane took off from Viru Viru airport, Bolivia at 6:18 p.m. local time. Officials did not specify what happened to the plane, but said that the wounded will be delivered to the help centers.
The mayor said on Twitter that he is on the way to the scene of the accident. Satellite images show that
in the region were heavy rains in last 12 hours, although there is no information about the very severe weather conditions. There was probably turbulence in connection with intermittent thunderstorms and winds around the mountains in the region, said meteorologist. There is one more information if the plane crashed from lack of fuel. Rescuers and law enforcement agencies very difficult to get to the scene of the accident because of the weather.
In a statement the aviation Department indicated that the passengers belonged to Brazilian football club called "Epicoene". "Epicoene" had to play with the Colombian club "Atletico Nacional" in the final of the Cup of South America on Wednesday. "Epicoene" became the first Brazilian club to win in the final of the Cup in South America in 2008.
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