Plane Ran Out of Fuel Before Crashing Near Medellin
“The plane is in total electric failure and without fuel,” the pilot of LAMIA Flight 2933 reportedly said before crashing near Medellin, Colombia, according to sources that have heard audio recordings between the flight crew and air traffic control. Seventy-one were killed, including all but three members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team. Memorials have been pouring in from teams worldwide. Colombia’s Atletico Nacional, which would have been the team’s next opponents, have petitioned regional soccer authorities to award Chape the Copa Sudamericana tournament title and send the prize money to the victims’ families.