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76 people dead in a plane crash in Colombia

76 people dead in a plane crash in Colombia

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ABC News:

An official investigation has begun into a plane crash involving 72 passengers and 9 crew members, including members of a Brazilian club soccer team, that took place near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin, Colombia just before 10 p.m. Monday night.

Colombian authorities confirmed six survivors: three soccer players, two crew members and one journalist.

The plane, charter flight CP2933 operated by LaMia airline, was due to arrive in Medellin from Bolivia, the airport's official Twitter account confirmed, adding that the plane suffered an electrical failure before the accident.

The team, Chapecoense, was due to play against Medellin’s Atletico Nacional in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday, local media reported.

Aerocivil, Colombia’s civil aviation authority, confirmed the accident and said that the first steps of an official investigation have begun.

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