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Colombian authorities say 6 survived plane crash

6 years 6 months 3 days ago Tuesday, November 29 2016 Nov 29, 2016 November 29, 2016 7:08 AM November 29, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian officials say a chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin last night while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament.

Colombia's civil aviation agency now says at least six people have survived the plane crash that killed more than 70 people, including many members of a Brazilian soccer team.

The agency statement says at least three Chapecoence players, two plane crew members and one journalist survived Monday's crash near the city of Medellin.

Reports about the number of survivors have varied overnight because of confusion amid the emergency.

Authorities say the plane declared an emergency at 10 p.m. local time last night, because of an electrical failure. It was headed to Colombia's international airport.

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