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Flight crew never warned passengers on doomed Chapecoense flight

 12/12/2016 - 16:20
Relatives, friends and fans attend the funeral of president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense, Sandro Luiz Pallaoro, held in the city of Chapecó (Brazil). Pallaoro is one of the victims of the plane crash that transported Chapecoense staff on Monday night to Medellin, Colombia. EFE / Sebastião Moreira

Rafael Henzel, a journalist who traveled with the Champecoense team and one of the only survivors of the fatal plane crash, remembered the flight crew not telling any passengers to fasten their seatbelts.

In his first interview since the crash, Henzel spoke with Brazil’s Fantastico TV and mentioned that none of the passengers were given a warning on the upcoming crash. “ No one told us to fasten our seat belts, said Henzel, “Every time we asked when we’d arrive we were told ten minutes”.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:10pm

Who is to blame for the Champecoense plane crash?

 12/01/2016 - 16:26

CHAPECÓ (Brazil), 29/11/2016 – Families and directors of the Chapecoense Futbol Team greet the fans during the vigil today, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in the Arena Condá Stadium in Chapecó (Brazil). The city of Chapecó (south Brazil) its shocked by the air crash that happened last night in Colombia. The crash has ended forever the project of the local team to play their first final in an international tournament, a sad incident that has left their fans speechless. EFE/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
 

Brazilian officials support Champecoense that they were not under any pressure from CONMEBOL to use the Bolivian based LaMia charter company to take the team to Colombia for the Copa Sudamerica final.

The LaMia BAE146 AvroRJ85, as mentioned by aviation experts was at its maximum range on the flight from Santa Cruz, Bolivia when it crashed while approaching Medellin, Colombia, Monday evening, killing 71 of the passengers on board.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:23pm

Grabaciones del desafortunado vuelo Champecoense

 12/01/2016 - 16:06
Escena del accidente en Medellín, Colombia, que cobró la vida de 71 pasajeros, incluyendo a casi todo el equipo de Fútbol Champecoense. Sólo tres personas lograron sobrevivir. Foto:EFE.

El piloto del jet que se estrelló la tarde del lunes con todo el equipo y jugadores del equipo de futbol brasilero Champecoense, dijo a la torre de control que se encontraban sin combustible.

Las grabaciones de la torre de control de tráfico muestran a un piloto que solicita permiso inmediato para aterrizar en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Medellín debido a una “falla eléctrica total” y sin combustible a ocho millas del aeropuerto.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:36am

Audio recordings from the doomed Champecoense flight

 12/01/2016 - 09:44
Crash scene in Medellin, Colombia that took the lives of 71 passengers including all but three members of the Champecoense Futbol team. Photo:EFE

The pilot of the jet that crashed Monday evening with all of the staff and players of the Brazilian Champecoense futbol team told the tower that he was out of fuel.

In the air traffic tower recordings, the pilot is heard requesting immediate permission to land at Medellin’s International Airport due to a  “total electrical failure” and no fuel eight miles from the airport.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:36am

Un tributo conmovedor de parte de un compañero brasilero

 11/30/2016 - 14:13
El jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, ha enviado un tributo conmovedor a un compañero del Champecoense, quien murió junto con la mayor parte del equipo en un accidente aéreo a las afueras de Medellín, Colombia. Foto: EFE.

El Jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, s ha tomado el accidente aéreo de Medellín (Colombia) peor que cualquier otro jugador. Luiz fue, al igual que el jugador Champecoense Arthur Maia, compañero de equipo cuando eran más jóvenes. Ambos jugadores formaron parte del equipo de fútbol de Victoria, en Salvador, Bahía.

Luiz recurrió a Instagram para expresar su dolor con un conmovedor mensaje que dice:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:10am

A touching tribute from a fellow Brazilian

 11/30/2016 - 10:25
Chelsea player David Luiz, sent a touching tribute to a fellow Champecoense player who died with most of the team in a plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia. Photo:EFE

Chelsea player David Luiz took the plane crash in Medellin, Colombia harder than most. Luiz, as well as Champecoense player, Arthur Maia were team players then they were younger.  Based in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, both Luiz and Arthur were part of the Vitoria soccer team.

Luiz took to Instagram to express his sorrow with a touching message that read:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:10am

El avión del Equipo de Fútbol Champecoense se estrella cerca de Medellín, Colombia

 11/29/2016 - 17:13
Equipos de rescate recuperan cuerpos de los miembros del equipo Champecoense tras el accidente aéreo en La Unión, provincia Colombiana, durante la noche de ayer. Foto: EFE.

El equipo de Fútbol Champecoense despegó de un aeropuerto boliviano hacia Medellín, Colombia, para participar en un partido del campeonato cuando comenzó a sufrir problemas eléctricos al sobrevolar Antioquía.

El piloto circuló el área para lograr quemar suficiente combustible y evitar una explosión mientras se preparaba para un aterrizaje forzoso. El jet chocó contra una colina y se partió en dos en una montaña remota a las afueras de Medellín durante la noche de ayer.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:23pm

Champecoense Soccer Team plane crashes near Medellin, Colombia

 11/29/2016 - 14:33
Recovery teams take the bodies of the members of the Champecoense Futbol team after an airplane crash in the La Union province of Colombia, last night. Photo:EFE

The Chasmpecoense Futbol team took off from a Bolivian airport heading for Medellin, Colombia to participate in a championship match when it started experiencing electrical problems while flying through Antioquia.

The pilot circled the area in order to burn fuel and avoid an explosion while preparing to make a forced landing. The jet smashed into a hill and broke in two in a remote mountain area outside of Medellin  last night.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:23pm

Un sueño robado

 11/29/2016 - 13:27
Aficcionados del equipo Chapecoense frente a la sede del club,en la ciudad de Chapecó al sur de Brasil tras conocerse el accidente del avión en el que viajaba el equipo para disputar el primer partido de la final de la Copa Sudamericana que tenian previsto jugar contra el Atletico Nacional en Colombia y que se estrelló anoche cuando se dirigía al aeropuerto José María Córdoba de Medellín.EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

Hay equipos de futbol que tienen estrellas como Ronaldo, Messi y Neymar, que pueden llenar estadios cada semana y pueden ganar títulos importantes casi cada año. Por otro lado, hay equipos que se construyen desde cero, pieza por pieza, que sólo pueden soñar con llegar a una posición en las eliminatorias, pero seguirán luchando hasta el pitido final.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:29pm

The crash that devestated the soccer world

 11/29/2016 - 12:43
Chapecoense supporters meet in front of the team's club, in Chapecó (Brazil), after the plane in which the team traveled crashed near Medellín (Colombia).EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

There are futbol teams that have stars such as Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar that can fill stadiums every week and can win major titles almost every year. On the other hand, there are teams that build from the ground up piece by piece who can only dream of reaching a playoff position but will keep battling till the final whistle.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:29pm

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