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Plane crash in Colombia kills at least 71

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:40

A plane carrying a first division soccer team from Brazil, has crashed in Colombia, killing nearly all onboard. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Colombian police confirmed 71 people were killed when a plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed outside Medellin, Colombia, late on Monday night. The aircraft had 77 people aboard, including the soccer team, coaching and other staff as well as journalists covering their match in addition to nine crew, when it crashed around 10:15 p.m. (03:15 GMT) on Monday. Photos of wreckage were tweeted by local media in Colombia. Poor weather conditions initially made the crash site accessible only by road, airport authorities at Medellin, where the charter plane was scheduled to land, said on Twitter. Chapecoense had been due to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of Wednesday's Sudamericana final, South America's equivalent of the Europa League.

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Plane crash in Colombia kills at least 71

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:40