Lomia Bolivia flight LMI-2933, flying from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia, crashed during its descent on landing. On board was Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team en route to compete in the South American Cup finals. The finals have been suspended in result.
76 people are declared deceased while 5 people are reported to have survived. This includes three players, a flight attendant, and a journalist.
The wife of one of the surviving players, defender Alan Ruschel, released a statement saying, “[w]e are praying for everyone who has not been rescued, and for their families. It is a complicated and difficult situation. Only God can give us strength.”
Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority has opened an investigation on the accident.
A report on this instance can be found here.
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