Chapecoense plane crash: World watches in horror as Munich air disaster repeats itself

Joy Tirkey @tirkeyjoy1 | Updated on: 30 November 2016, 17:51 IST
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On 29 November, the world woke up to the news of the horrific plane crash in Columbia, which claimed the lives of at least 76 people.

The aircraft - a British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane operated by a Bolivian charter airline named Lamia - crashed due to a technical failure with 72 passengers and nine crew members on board.

On board were the 22-member squad of the Chapecoense team, who were on their way to Columbia where they were scheduled to play the the of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin on 1 December. Around 21 football journalists were also on board the flight.

Here are a few social media posts of the team just moments before the tragedy:

Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follman and Zampier Neto were rushed to the hospital after the crash. The tragedy has cut short the Chapecoense team's bid to win the Copa Sudamericana cup. The team beat all odds to make it to the finals of the prestigious South American tournament.