Plane carrying Brazilan football team Chapecoense crashes in Colombia

 Plane carrying Brazilan football team Chapecoense crashes in Colombia 29.11.2016 : In the News as per New York Times, A chartered aircraft plane, operated by Venezuelan airline Lamia, carrying a Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense FC ( A soccer team from southern Brazil) to Colombia for the final match of a regional Soccer tournament (Copa Sudamericana) has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.

It was flying to Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro, the second largest airport in Colombia. The Airraft was reportedly carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members,although it was not known if that figure included the crew.

The team was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin. The team, from the small city of Chapeco, joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and made it to the Copa Sudamericana finals last week by defeating Argentina's legendary San Lorenzo squad.

The team, from the small city of Chapeco, joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and made it to the Copa Sudamericana finals last week by defeating Argentina's legendary San Lorenzo squad.

After learning of the crash, the South American football confederation CONMEBOL announced that the football tournament had been suspended, according to El Universo.