Colombian crash: Lack of fuel caused plane with Brazilian football players to crash


Investigations into the plane crash which killed 71 people, mostly Brazilian football players from the club Chapecoense Real FC have shown that lack of fuel was the primary reason for the plane crashing.

Freddy Bonilla, the head of Colombia's civil aviation authority, said investigations indicated the British Aerospace 146 jet had run out of fuel.

The plane crash which took place on November 28 just outside of Medellin, Colombia shattered the football world as the club lost almost all its players along with staff and journalists. The players were set to play the biggest match in their history as they made it to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana which is equivalent to the Europa League.

The crash has been attributed to human error and the pilot has been blamed as the plane took off without sufficient fuel.

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