As Brazil comes to terms with the loss of a top football team and dozens of other passengers in the worst air disaster of 2016, investigators are trying to find out why the chartered jet crashed close to Medellín’s main airport in Colombia.
Seventy-one people died; six survivors are being treated in hospital, four passengers listed on the manifest missed their flight.
Sixty-eight passengers and nine crew were aboard the Avro RJ85 operated by the Bolivian-based airline, LaMia. The charter was carrying a leading Brazilian football team, Chapecoense, plus club staff and journalists. The team was flying to the first leg of the Copa Sudamerica final against Atlético Nacional of Medellín, due to be played on Tuesday evening.
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