Photo: Chapecoense air crash in Colombia
Chapecoense air crash: Leaked audio tape reveals the reason for the crash
December 1, 2016- Brazil
According to a leaked audio recording, the plane which crashed in Colombia that killed most of a Brazilian football side had scamper out of fuel. A pilot can be heard frequently requesting authorization to land as an electric failure and lack of fuel had hit the plane. Out of 77 people onboard, just the six of them survived.
The disclosed conversation between the flight crew and a Colombian air traffic controller give a foretaste of the frenetic, ending jiffy of the damned plane.
The pilot and can be heard warning of a “total electric failure” and “lack of fuel”.
He says he is on the wing at an altitude of 9,000ft (2,743m) just before the tape ends. The plane struck into a mountainside near the Colombian city of Medellin late on Monday.
It is unknown why the plane was out of fuel: whether it was due to a pour out or because there was not adequate on board.
Chapecoense were soaring to Medellin for what would have been the biggest match in their history – the concluding of regional tournament the Copa Sudamericana.
The team lost 19 players in the collision. Twenty journalists were also killed.
Among the survivors, Chapecoense said that two players hang about in a critical but stable stipulation, while the club’s goalkeeper had had one leg amputated and might still be out of his other foot.
An injured journalist also lingered in critical condition, the club said.
The team, Chapecoense, had been due to play the cup final in Medellin on Wednesday evening. Fans instead amassed to pay acknowledgment. Three days of official bereavement is under way in Brazil, with thousands of aficionados in the city of Chapeco amassing in their home arena to mark their loss.
Thousands of people hauling candles and wearing white packed the stadium where Chapecoense was to have played Atletico Nacional.
Scores of football’s most eminent names, from Lionel Messi to Pele, have presented commiseration.