COLOMBIA PLANE CRASH
Sports stars pay tribute to Colombia plane crash victims
Following the tragic crash involving top-flight Brazilian side Chapecoense, people from the world of sport sent their messages. Spain v Colombia
A plane – a British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft – made its journey from Sao Paulo, Brazil, at 3.35pm in the afternoon local time, heading for Medellin. This was to be the venue of the Copa Sudamerica final and onboard were 72 passengers including players and staff from Chapecoense, a top-flight Brazilian team who play in the Brasilerio Serie A and who were to appear against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday.
The flight made a stop at Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, en route and then on approach to Medellin reported an emergency and were given priority to land before contact was lost.
Messages flood in
Stars from the world of sport and beyond were quick to take to social media to send their thoughts to those involved and, as the tragic news of the number of deaths came in, their condolenses. 76 of the 81 on board have been confirmed dead.
Love,prayers and much hope of players, staff and fans being found safe after Chapecoense team flight went down tonight.#FootballFamily 🙏🏼— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) 29 November 2016
Terrible news emerging from Colombia about the plane crash involving #Chapecoense. Thoughts with the club and all affected by this disaster.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) 29 November 2016
God bless all those in this terrible accident
Trastornado con el accidente de avión en Medellín del Chapecoense.. Apoyo a todas las familias de los afectados..— Gerard Deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) 29 November 2016
I'm upset with the aircraft accident of Chapecoense in Medillin. My thoughts to all the families affected.
Bleak news coming from Colombia. God listen to the prayers and protects all that he can. #Chapecoense be strong
Twice shocking the plane crash of Chapecoense.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) 29 November 2016
The team everybody was talking of.
In 2009 in 4th div. Today in Copa Sudamericana final
Tenerife sends its condolences to Chapecoense who were involved in the plane accident
Who cares who wins or loses a Test Match when you hear the awful news from Colombia.... #Chapecoense— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 29 November 2016
Terrible news about #Chapecoense Thoughts are with the family and friends of all connected.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) 29 November 2016
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