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Plane Crash In Colombia Leaves At Least 76 Dead, 6 Survive [VIDEO]

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On Monday night, a chartered plane carrying nine crew members and 72 passengers, including members of the Chapecoense Brazilian soccer team, crashed as it approached Jose Maria Cordova Airport in Medellin, Colombia. Colombian police said early Tuesday that at least 76 people died in the crash. Among the survivors, at least three were players for the Chapecoense team. The plane crashed in the mountainous area of La Union, about two dozen miles away from the airport. The soccer players were scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamerica finals Wednesday against Atletico Nacional, in their team’s first ever final in a major South American club competition; the game has been suspended. The mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez, called the crash a “tragedy of huge proportions.”

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