On Monday, November 28th, around 10 am a airplane from Airline LaMia crashed with 72 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Out of the 81 people on the plane only 6 survived. On the plane was Chapecoense de Brazilian soccer team. The team was flying from Bolivia to Columbia. They were on there way to play their first game in the finals for the Copa Sudamericana tournament against Colombia’s Atlético Nacional. According to Plus55, Chapecoense “has a real shot at becoming 2016’s most successful Brazilian club at the international level.” The team was the pride of Chapecó, says New York Times. Before boarding the plane the team said they were seeking to turn their dreams into reality. Plínio David de Nes Filho told reporters, ” This morning, that dream is over.” After hearing about the tragedy the chapecoense club posted “may God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation.” Chapecó lost an amazing group of men that will be missed.
Info from: New York Times Website and New York Post Website
Image from: CNNs website and The Star website