75 dead on Brazil soccer team’s charter flight

75 dead on Brazil soccer team's charter flight
75 dead on Brazil soccer team's charter flight

In the mountains of Colombia, rescuers combed wreckage for survivors.

Outside a stadium in Brazil, fans who thought they’d be cheering for their favorite soccer team came to mourn.
These were the somber images Tuesday morning after a deadly plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia.
The Avro RJ85 was en route Monday night from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, with 72 passengers and nine crew members on board, civil aviation officials said.
At least 75 people were killed, officials said. Six people survived. Players, coaches and invited guests from Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team were onboard the charter flight. So were more than 20 journalists on the way to cover what was supposed to be a heartwarming chapter in a Cinderella story for a team of unlikely champions.
The soccer club, which has risen the ranks in Brazilian soccer and now has a devoted national fan base, was set to play in the first leg of the South American Cup finals Wednesday.
Now authorities are investigating what caused the crash, searching the remote site for victims, survivors and evidence.