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Colombia probes plane crash that wiped out football team


MEDELLIN, Colombia: Colombia was investigating on Wednesday (Nov 30) what made a charter plane crash into the country’s northwestern mountains, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team and 20 journalists.

Fans were in tears in the team’s hometown of Chapeco, and their opponents mourned in the Colombian city of Medellin, where the doomed flight crashed Monday.

Officials and media reports in Brazil and Colombia speculated that the plane might have run out of fuel or suffered a technical fault.

The Brazilian club Chapecoense Real was on the way to crowning a fairytale year in the Copa Sudamericana final against Medellin side Atletico Nacional.

The crash cut short the unsung club’s dream, sending the football world into mourning.

Announcing the crash on Monday night, the aviation authority said the plane had reported electrical problems.

But a Colombian military source…


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