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Chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia, killing more than 70 people

Chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia, killing more than 70 people

The soccer world Tuesday mourned the deaths of almost all the members of Brazil’s Chapecoense professional team in an airplane crash near Medellin, Colombia, that killed at least 75 people.

The Bolivia-based LaMia airline charter flight with 72 passengers and nine crew members on board crashed at about 10 p.m. local time Monday as it was preparing to land at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro, a Medellin suburb.

Among the dead were 19 of the 22 Chapecoense team members. Defenders Alan Ruschel and Helio Zampier, known as “Neto,” and goalie Jakson Follmann reportedly were listed in critical condition at local...

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