This Article is From Dec 03, 2016

First Plane Arrives With Bodies Of Brazil Footballers Killed In Crash

First Plane Arrives With Bodies Of Brazil Footballers Killed In Crash

Police and family members receive the coffins sent from Medellin, Colombia (AFP Photo)

Highlights

  • The plane ran out of fuel and crashed on Monday night.
  • The first of two Brazilian air force planes carrying the remains arrived.
  • Fireworks lit up the sky as the plane touched down in pouring rain.
Chapeco, Brazil: The first of two Brazilian air force planes carrying the remains of a football team killed in a plane crash arrived Saturday in the city of Chapeco in southern Brazil.

Fireworks lit up the sky as the plane touched down in pouring rain after a flight from Medellin, where Cinderella-story club Chapecoense Real had been traveling for a big match when their plane ran out of fuel and crashed Monday night, killing 71 people including 51 players, coaches and staff.

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