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    Chapecoense Plane May Have Exhausted Its Fuel

    It was running on empty. Authorities investigating the crash of a chartered plane carrying 77 people, including Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team, say initial inspections indicate the plane was entirely out of fuel when it went down in the mountains near Medellin, Colombia. That, along with the fact that the plane didn’t catch fire on impact, backs up a leaked tape of the pilot pleading to land due to a “fuel problem.” While the crash’s six survivors recover, the investigation turns to why the plane wasn’t sufficiently fueled at takeoff.

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