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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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Chapecoense: Football Team’s Flight Ends in Tragedy