The world of sport, rocked by a plane crash / Other air tragedies
Today, the world of sports has been rocked by a plane crash. BAe 146 / Avro RJ (CP2933) LAMIA Bolivia crashed near Cerro Gordo - La Ceja, Colombia. Flight LMI2933, on the route Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (Bolivia) - Rionegro / Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (Colombia).
A plane crashed in Colombia
On board were 81 people, 9 crew members and 72 passengers (22 players; 28 of technical staff and 22 of journalists). They were the players, the technical staff and the managers of the Chapecoense football team in Brazil.
Following the plane crash, 75 people lost their lives, and 6 people survived, but are in critical condition hospitalized in the region.
Survivors include Chapecoense's "Number 10" Alan Ruschel. He was transported to the hospital San Juan de Dios in La Ceja.
The world of sport is in mourning. Several football teams have had moments of silence before the matches or training sessions.
This aviation tragedy reminds us of other tragedies in the history of world sport.
May 9, 1949 - Turin, Italy
An aircraft of the type Fiat G-212, which carries the football team FC Torino (known as Il Grande Torino), collapsed on the Superga hill near Turin. Were 31 of victims, including the 18 players, the club officials, the journalists who accompanied the plane's crew and crew.
February 6, 1958 - Munich, Germany
The Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador (G-ALZU) aircraft, flying under the colors of British European Airways, crashed on the runway of Munich-Riem Airport. 23 of the 44 passengers died, including eight of Manchester United's footballers: Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor, Liam "Billy" Whelan. Duncan Edwards survived the crash, but died 15 days later in hospital.
February 15, 1970 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 (HI-177) Dominican Aviation crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff. The 102 people on board lost their lives, including the 12 members of the national women's volleyball team in Puerto Rico.
October 13, 1972 - Andes Mountains
A FH-227D Uruguayan Air Force Fokker Fairchild aircraft carrying 45 people, including the entire Old Christians Club rugby team in Montevideo, collapsed in the Andes. The balance: 29 of victims and 16 survivors.
The 16 survivors were recovered by the authorities after 2 months after the accident, during which time they were fed by their "comrades".
After this event, the film "Alive" was released, which appeared in 1993. And in 2006 the book "Miracle in the Andes" was published.
April 27, 1993 - Gabon
The Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo (AF-319) aircraft, with 30 people on board, collapsed shortly after taking off from the runway at Libreville Airport, Gabon. On board was the Zambian football team.
September 7, 2011 - Yaroslavl, Russia
Yakovlev Yak-42D (Yak-Service) aircraft crashed in the Volga River near Yaroslavl. Carry 45 people, including Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team. The balance: 44 of victims and 1 survivor.
Let's hope this list stays that way. Family condolences!