Colombian police have confirmed 76 people were killed when a plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed outside the city of Medellin on Monday evening local time.
Video footage shot with a mobile phone shows emergency workers conducting a rescue operation at the crash site. Six people were rescued alive, but one later died.
The BAe 146 charter aircraft had 81 people on board, including nine crew members, the soccer team, coaching staff and other workers, as well as several journalists. Chapecoense had been flying to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin on Wednesday in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final.
Poor weather conditions initially made the crash site accessible only by road, airport authorities at Medellin, where the charter plane was scheduled to land, said on Twitter.
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