30 Nov '16, 3am

#Chapecoense Real tragedy: What we know so far about the Colombia plane crash

#Chapecoense Real tragedy: What we know so far about the Colombia plane crash

LA UNIÓN, Colombia (AFP) - Brazil and the football world are in mourning after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia on Tuesday (Nov 29), killing 71 people while six survived. Chapecoense Real was travelling to Colombia for the first game of a two-leg final to decide the Copa Sudamericana, South America's second-biggest club tournament. Based in Chapeco city in southern Brazil, the unsung team was having a Cinderella season after defying the odds to reach the Copa Sudamericana finals. A last-minute save in the semi-final by goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, had sealed the team's spot in the final. Here's what we know - and do not know - so far about the disaster: THE INVESTIGATION - Flight LMI 2933, a charter plane of Bolivian company LAMIA which departed from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, reported "electrical failures" around 10.00p...

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