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Plane crash in Columbia

November 30, 2016

A plane has crashed in the Colombian mountains after an electrical fault.

It was a charter plane carrying a top Brazilian football team, sports journalists and crew. Sadly 75 people out of the 81 on board died.

Brazil has declared three days of mourning and cancelled football matches.

The team was flying to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League.

It was the first time Chapecoense, a small club from the southern Brazilian town of Chapeco, had reached the final of a major South American club competition.

This is the worst plane disaster this year.

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11 Comments

  1. Ellie

    January 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

    That is so sad.😢😰what a disaster!!! I don’t like football but I feel really sad about them.

  2. jacky

    December 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    this is very sad!

  3. luke

    December 2, 2016 at 11:12 am

    i love football but that is sad

  4. Harveer

    December 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    It’s SO lucky that Neymar (Neymar JR) wasn’t there

  5. Merpppp

    December 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Wow that is very sad. Hope they have an honorable funeral. Pray for the Brazilian players!

  6. celeste

    December 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    i feel sorry for those 75 people

  7. MacsenTheB#MB

    December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    This is so sad it was their first final!

  8. ryan man

    December 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

    that is a big disaster!!

  9. Morgan 3465

    December 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    WOW what a tragicty for colombia

  10. Bella

    December 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

    That’s really sad 🙁 I pray for the families of the people that died on the flight.

  11. CharlieTheB#MB

    November 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I love football, What a disaster!!

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