Brazilian Soccer Team Among the Dead After Plane Crashes in Colombia
Sad news out of South America this morning as a charter plane carrying more than 80 people, including a Brazilian soccer team, crashed near the town of Medellin, Colombia overnight.
Passengers on the charter flight included players from the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, who were on their way to Colombia to compete in the first leg of the South American Cup finals. More than 20 journalists were also aboard the aircraft. It was to be the biggest game in the team's history.
As of this writing 6 people have been found alive with 75 confirmed dead. The plane declared an emergency between the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, according to Colombian aviation officials.
At least three soccer players, two crew members and one journalist survived. More information as it becomes available including possible causes for the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of all involved.