A plane carrying more than 80 people, including members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has crashed in Colombia.
There has been no confirmation of casualties. There were 72 passengers and nine crew on board. Reports say there are at least six survivors, including the Chapecoense goalkeeper, Alan Ruschel.
The team was scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atlético Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.
José Maria Córdova international airport in Medellin has confirmed that a charter aircraft with squad members and journalists on board was involved in a serious emergency on its way to the city.
The plane – a British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft – is believed to have started its journey in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at 3.35pm local time. It made a stop in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a bustling economic hub in eastern Bolivia, later that day before setting off for Colombia.
The statement from José Maria Córdova airport said …