Chapecoense plane crashed
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Chapecoense plane crashed
The doomed Brazilian football team plane crashed because of not having the enough fuel, and the pilot did not inform until it was too late, it has been claimed.
The biggest week in the club in 43-year history the culmination of what was already a sporting fairytale.
LaMia Flight 2933 rushed into mountains just 30km from the Medellin airport in Colombia. 76 of those board including players from Chapecoense FC and 20 journalists were killed. Flight data shows the plane turned several times before the crash after declaring the electrical failure.
It had stated the pilot Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami might have heroically dumped fuel in a bid to stop an explosion on impact. But initial the investigations into the crash. The 2,972km flight path from the Santa Cruz in Bolivia to Medellin was right at the edge of the aircraft’s capacity. It had been supposed that if the plane ran low on fuel, they stop in Bogota. But this did not happen, so the plane has been almost empty by the time it got to Medellin.
In another twist of fortune, that the Flight 2933 approached, the pilot told another plane had requested priority landing due to the problem on the board.
A moment before the boarding their flight to Medellin, Chapecoense’s players and the staff members posted their photos and videos on the social media in which their beaming smiles and gestures showed palpable excitement.
Only in seven years after the struggling in Brazil fourth division, Chapecoense had qualified for the first continental final, a Copa Sudamericana showdown against Colombia Atletico Nacional de Medellin.
British Aerospace CP-2933 aircraft
In reports, 81 people were on the British Aerospace CP-2933 aircraft, but the Colombian government said that four people scheduled for the flight did not board. Three of six survivors are footballers defender Alan Ruschel, the reserve Goalkeeper Jackson Follman and defender Helio zemper. Ruschel suffered from spinal injuries and Zemper skull and chest injuries Follman condition was not known.
The tragedy sent shockwaves through the region and prompted the Brazilian President Michel Temer to declare the three days of national mourning.
The winner of the final decided over two legs would earn a berth in next year’s Copa Libertadores, South America top club competition.
The pain felt more than in the club home of Chapeco, a city of fewer than 200,000 people in Brazil southern state of Santa Catarina.
Thousands of people gathered at the team Conda Arena clad in their green and white colors. Companies and schools closed while a monument honoring the first city settlers is wrapped in black cloth.
Rival Brazilian clubs showed their solidarity. Corinthians, Coritiba, Palmeiras, Portuguesa, Santos and Sao Paulo issued a joint statement in which they offered to loan players for free in 2017. Also called for Chapecoense to be freed from the relegation to Serie B for next three seasons.
Atletico Nacional, who were to be Chapecoense opponents in the Copa Sudamericana final, requested that the Brazilian club is awarded the title.
Social media are awash with the messages of support. Those to offer condolences included an Italian club Torino and the English Premier League outfit Manchester United, also victims of the air disasters in 1949 and 1958 respectively.
Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar were among many players to pay tribute to the deceased on the Social Media
Football legends Pele and Maradona posted on social media, with the latter declaring himself “a fan of Chapecoense from today.”