Breaking News Plane carrying football players from Brazil crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying members of Brazil's Chapecoense Real football team crashed late Monday near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said.

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Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, Colombia, on November 29, 2016 carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real play

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, Colombia, on November 29, 2016 carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real

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A plane carrying members of Brazil's Chapecoense Real football team crashed late Monday near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said.

"Confirmed, the aircraft license number CP2933 was carrying the team @ChapecoenseReal. Apparently there are survivors," the Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport, which serves Medellin, said on its Twitter account.

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