Jee Magazine News : Acoording to reports, An airplane with 81 people on board, including players from a Brazilian football team, has crashed in Colombia, the country’s aviation authorities said.
76 passenger confirmed dead in this incident. There are claims that The plane declared an emergency call between the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, according to a statement from Colombian aviation officials. The crash occurred in an area called Cerro El Gordo near Medellin, officials said.
The civil aviation agency had initially announced that six passengers — three players, two crew members, and one journalist — survived the crash. Authorities claim that one of those survivors died on the way to the hospital.
At least two soccer players and one crew member survived, authorities said. Chapecoense players Alan Luciano Ruschel and Jackson Ragnar Follmann survived, as did crew member Ximena Suarez. Authorities did not immediately release the names of the other two survivors.
The mayor of nearby Medellin said on his twitter: “The important thing here seeing that there might be survivors, it’s saving lives. That’s first and foremost,” Mayor Federico Gutierrez said. “We’re here supporting them on this very very sad story. They have our solidarity, so do their families, their friends, their countries.”