71 Dead in Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crash

71 Dead in Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crash

The pilot of the charter flight, carrying the Chapecoense soccer team, told air traffic controllers  repeatedly requesting permission to land due to a lost of fuel and a “total electric failure” just before minutes away crashing into the Andes mountainside late Monday, November 28, reported foxnews.com.

Chapecoense soccer team had been scheduled to go against the Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana Finals on Wednesday, December 7 2016 in the city of Medellin, Columbia, Players, coaches, and invited guests from Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team were on board the charter flight. Seventy-one people were killed and six survived, stated cnn.com.

“When we arrived at the accident site and were able to inspect the remains we could confirm that the aircraft had no fuel at the time of impact,”said Freddy Bonilla, secretary of airline security at Colombia’s aviation authority, according to reuters.com.

“I’ve never seen or felt anything like this in 46 years of journalism,” said Juca Kfouri, 66, one of Brazil’s most eminent soccer columnists. “At times like this, the shock is so intense that it’s nearly impossible to remain calm,” reported nytimes.com.

Tomorrow in a symbol of solidarity, we will head to the stadium at 6:45 P.M. wearing white and with candles for the victims,” the Medellin mayor’s office said in a Twitter post, stated cnn.com.

After all this tragedy, Atletico Nacional soccer team asked for the dead soccer team to win the Copa Sudamericana Finals. It is yet to be decided if Chapecoense will win the Copa Sudamericana Finals, but it is expected for Chapecoense to win the Copa Sudamericana Finals, reported telegraph.co.uk.