Colombia Plane Crash: Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

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New Delhi : In a fateful incident, an airplane with 72 passengers on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed. The airplane was on its way to Medellin's international airport.

Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that it is possible there are survivors and rescue operations are going on.

"It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where the chartered aircraft is believed to have crashed shortly before midnight local time.

It is not clear what caused the fateful accident. Medellin's airport confirmed that the aircraft, which departed from Bolivia, was transporting the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil.