76 people are confirmed dead in a plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia. The aircraft on Board of which there were 72 passengers - including players from the Brazilian soccer team - and 9 crew members crashed near rionegro, Colombia, reported according to the Department of civil aviation of the country.
Original aviation Agency announced that 6 passengers - three players, two crew members and one journalist survived the crash. Authorities said that one of the survivors died on the way to the hospital. The plane was carrying journalists of Fox Sports.
The plane took off from Viru Viru airport, Bolivia at 6:18 p.m. local time. Apparently, the damaged part of the aircraft. There are several versions of the tragedy. On one of them the plane could crash into the mountains on the other - the cause of the tragedy was lack of fuel. "The main thing here, seeing that there are survivors, it's saving lives. It's in the first place," said mayor Federico Gutierrez.
Satellite images show that the region within 12 hours there was a heavy rainfall. Likely, the plane hit turbulence from the storm and wind in the region, says meteorologist.
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