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Chapecoense: Football Team’s Flight Ends in Tragedy

The Chapecoense air disaster took place last 28 November 2016, when a Venezuelan-Bolivian Avro RJ85 chartered by Brazilian football Associação Chapecoense de Futebol crashed near Medellin – Colombia, with 81 on board.

On board the flight were a total of 72 players, managers, staff, journalist and a crew of 9. 75 dead and 6 survivors reported, including at least two players, a journalist and 2 crewmembers.

Chapecoense flight crashed on its way to the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals against Colombian team Atlético Nacional.

The Colombian team asked CONMEBOL to concede the championship to the dead players of Chapecoense.

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John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino is a zealous legal voice for injured construction workers. A senior managing member of the firm, Mr. Merlino was born and raised in Brooklyn, to immigrant parents. Mr. Merlino learned the importance of educating our clients of their rights and being a strong-compassionate advocate. Mr. Merlino, along with his mentor William Schwitzer, are among the most respected Construction Site Accident Lawyers in the State of New York.