76 killed, 5 survivors in Colombia plane crash

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MEDELLIN, Colombia (NBC) — Five people survived and 76 others were killed when a charter plane crashed in Colombia. It happened just before midnight Monday and authorities said the plane was carrying Brazilian professional soccer team.

Map locates departure, flight stop, destination and crash site of plane heading to Colombia; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
Map locates departure, flight stop, destination and crash site of plane heading to Colombia; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;

The flight operated by LaMia was on its way from Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport when it crashed in a mountainous region. Local authorities said six people were rescued alive but one died.

Chapecoense is the soccer team that was on board. It plays in Brazil’s top division. There were also nine crew members on the plane went it crashed.

There’s no official cause of the crash, yet, but there were heavy thunderstorms in Colombia late Monday night.

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