The Brazilian Soccer Team's Home Town Has Begun 30 Days of Mourning

Brazilian football club Chapecoense has paid homage to members of their squad killed in a Colombian plane crash by sharing a poignant cartoon of the players receiving halos from God in heaven.

"A tragedy that grieves us".

A plane carrying 81 people crashed in Colombia on Monday night with local police confirming that just five people have survived.

Poor weather conditions made it initially hard for rescue teams to access the crash site, but Alfredo Bocanegra, the head of Colombia's aviation authority, told reporters at about 4 a.m. Tuesday that search efforts continued despite heavy rain.

The latest news of death toll including some "Team Chapecoense" on the said tragic event is 71 persons leaving 6 survivors.

In a statement (h/t Malkin), the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport said the plane reported electrical flaws around 10 p.m. local time.

The aircraft is owned by LaMia, a company with roots in Venezuela and that has a close relationship with several top South American squads.

Moments before the flight departed, the team's coaching staff gave an interview to a Bolivian television station in which they praised the airline, saying it brought them good fortune when it flew them to Colombia last month for the championship's quarterfinals, which they won. Authorities said that six passengers survived the crash. The incident is even more heartbreaking as the players, officials and supporters of the Club as well as the journalists were on their way to the first leg, final of the Copa Sudamericana (South America's second most prestigeous Club competition) against Atletico Nacional of Colombia.

South America's soccer federation extended its condolences to the entire Chapecoense community and said its president, Luis Dominguez, was on his way to Medellin.

President Michel Temer said Air Force planes would be deployed to help relatives of the victims to travel to Colombia and for the transfer of the bodies to Brazil, AP says.

Chapecoense, from the small city of Chapeco, were in the middle of a fairy-tale season.

Players Alan Luciano Ruschel, Marcos Danilo Padilha and Jacson Ragnar Follmann were listed as survivors in a statement from the disaster management agency.

Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have offered to concede the game to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions.

Businesses were closed across the grief-stricken Brazilian city of Chapecó on Tuesday as residents struggled to process the devastating tragedy that had befallen their beloved soccer team Chapecoense. "The dream was over early this morning".

Related News:

  • Rodgers shows leadership skills on field, leads Pack to win

    Rodgers shows leadership skills on field, leads Pack to win

    Minnesota sits effectively two games back of Detroit after surrendering the tiebreaker to their Thanksgiving opponents last week. That game was notable becaue the Eagles took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, then the Raiders scored the last 48 points.
    Ryanair launches package holiday service

    Ryanair launches package holiday service

    These are being positioned as both packages (all ATOL-bonded and insured) for long-stay holidays and city breaks. Ryanair has been seeking to remould itself from an airline to a broader digital business.
    Richmond Park by-election: 53.6% turnout

    Richmond Park by-election: 53.6% turnout

    She said: "I think the Labour vote in Richmond has proved very resilient in the past, and I think it will be resilient again". She shares Mr Goldsmith's views on Heathrow, opposing the building of a third runway at the hub.
  • Konta splits with Spanish coach

    Konta splits with Spanish coach

    She also won the Women's Tennis Association's most improved player award for 2016, having been ranked 147 in June 2015. Johanna Konta has surprisingly split with her coach Esteban Carril after breaking into the world's top 10 in 2016.

    Samsung considers splitting in two after pressure from activist investor

    But it's also struggling with the issue of family succession in a very traditional family-run South Korean company. Samsung also said work was underway with outside advisers to review optimal corporate structure .
    Mother, Grandmother is 'New' Face of HIV/AIDS in MA

    Mother, Grandmother is 'New' Face of HIV/AIDS in MA

    For example, global coverage rates for all HIV testing, prevention and treatment are lower among men than women. Additionally, 1 in 3 persons with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean do not know that they have it.
  • Fire and loathing in former stronghold of South Korea's Park

    Fire and loathing in former stronghold of South Korea's Park

    After all, they say, if Park really cared about what most South Koreans say they want, she would have simply resigned. If six of the court's nine justices support the impeachment, Park will be officially removed from office.

    Tiger Woods says he's ready to compete but had doubts on return

    On Tuesday, he said he could have played but chose to go against his nature and be patient. "It's what you think of yourself". However, there's no question that many people are tired of the "When is Tiger going to return" story . “The talents there.
    Tiger Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73

    Tiger Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73

    Woods' troubles Thursday began on the par-5 ninth hole - he tried to hug the left side of the fairway but tugged it into a bush. But his mistakes, while not big misses, were costly.
  • Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link

    Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link

    Only six people of the 77 on board survived the devastating crash in La Union town, outside of the north-eastern city of Medellin. A Brazilian defense ministry spokesman said 20 bodies had been identified by Wednesday morning.

    Klopp confident Liverpool can cope with Coutinho absence

    Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on his injured ankle on Monday afternoon. Some of the things we do is watch the market and scouting promising players.
    Brazilian Soccer Clubs Offer Extensive Support To Chapecoense After Tragic Plane Crash

    Brazilian Soccer Clubs Offer Extensive Support To Chapecoense After Tragic Plane Crash

    Recently, they defeated Argentina's legendary San Lorenzo squad in the finals last week during the Copa Sudamericana tournament. The club announced that one of its goalkeepers, 31-year-old Marcos Danilo, initially survived the crash , but later died.


Most liked

Browns coach Jackson emotional after 12th straight loss
Still, the brothers are excited to be on the same field for the first time. "That has always been a dream of mine", Carl said. The reserve cornerback was embraced on the sideline by teammates, who continued to play inspired defense in the second half.

Investigator Believes Sex Trafficking Could Be Motive Behind Sherri Papini Kidnapping Case
Bosenko said that law enforcement still wasn't sure if Sherri's abduction was random or if she was targeted by her abductors. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said that investigators have no reason to doubt the harrowing tale told by the mother.

Kirk Cousins explains 'How you like me now?' celebration
On third-and-goal from the 13, Rodgers found Jordy Nelson in the back of the end zone, giving Nelson his ninth touchdown catch. There's an element of boom or bust with Matthews, as he's had 40 yards receiving or less in six of his eleven games.

Bulletstorm remaster due in April via Gearbox
The game follows the story of Grayson Hunt, a professional assassin who's been exiled from the elite group Dead Echo. Called Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition , it will be available on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 7.