Brazilian Soccer Club Chapecoense Involved in Deadly Plane Crash

Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016.
A charter plane carrying the Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing as many as 75 people, officials said.  / AFP / Raul ARBOLEDA        (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian Soccer Club Chapecoense Involved in Deadly Plane Crash

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Brazilian Soccer Club Chapecoense Involved in Deadly Plane Crash

A charter plane carrying the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense de Brasil crashed outside Medellin, Colombia Monday night. As of this writing, authorities have confirmed 76 of the 81 people on board were killed.

Brazilian news outlet O Globo is reporting that the club’s goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, initially among the survivors,¬†has died from his injuries. Two players, defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jakson¬†Follman, are reported to have survived.

Chapecoense is in Brazil’s Serie A, the top division. They were travelling to Medellin to play Colombian club Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final.

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