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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A plane carrying Chapecoense, a soccer team in Brazil's top division, crashed early Tuesday in Colombia. Seventy six people died and five survived, including player Alan Ruschel. The team was scheduled Wednesday to play the first half of a Copa Sudamericana final -- a tournament equivalent to the Europa League. The team from Chapeco reached Brazil's top division for the first time in decades in 2014. "What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said.

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[...] Condolences to their loved ones.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-11-29 12:11 PM | Reply

Seventy six people died and five survived, including player Alan Ruschel.

Wow, to survive such an accident...unimaginable.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-29 12:14 PM | Reply

The Guardian is blogging the latest details. Two other players, Jakson Follman and Zampier Neto, also survived.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-29 12:41 PM | Reply

We Are Chapecoense!

#4 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2016-11-29 01:40 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92

I totally agree. The physical injuries are one thing but the emotional weight will be something else.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2016-11-29 01:47 PM | Reply

Welcome to Trump's new world.

#6 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2016-11-29 11:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Diving in soccer has always been a problem, but this is a little ridiculous.

#7 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-30 08:36 AM | Reply

"Colombian soccer team Atlético Nacional is urging South America's football governing body to award the Copa Sudamericana title to the Brazilian team which lost many of its players Monday night in a deadly plane crash."

www.cnn.com

#8 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-30 08:38 AM | Reply

They ran out of fuel in flight. Either they had a leak they didn't know about, or the ground crew screwed up the weight calculations when pumping on the requested flight amount.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-12-01 03:00 PM | Reply

It seems the survivors only made it BECAUSE they ran out of gas and there was no fire on impact.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-12-01 03:01 PM | Reply

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