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Breaking News: Plane With 81 Brazilian Players Crashes In Columbia.

A plane with Chapecoense Brazilian professional football players reportedly crashed in Columbia at around 10:15 p. m. local time in Cerro Gordo after disappearing in the Columbian airspace, the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro said in a statement, adding that there may be survivors.

Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

Brazil’s Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina’s San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

According to local media, some 81 people were on board, including nine crew members.

The football team was going to the South American Cup final against Atletico Nacional in a game set for Wednesday.

Esta es la entrada al cerro El Gordo en La Unión, llegan ambulancias de diferentes lugares del Oriente a atender siniestro aéreo. pic.twitter.com/mO1CahhBCU

— MiOriente (@MiOriente) November 29, 2016

The plane crashed en route to José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, the second largest airport in Colombia.

“Confirmed, the aircraft with registration CP2933 * transported the team @ChapecoenseReal. Apparently there are survivors,” the statement said.

Flightradar24 received last ADS-B signal from #LMI2933 at 15,500 feet — about 30 km from destination MDE airport located at ~7,000 feet. pic.twitter.com/hGcyHc98EV

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 29, 2016

The airport added that the emergency teams cannot access the site located in the Antioquia department in northwest Colombia by air due to weather conditions and are trying to reach it by land.

Dos helicópteros de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana ya emprendieron la búsqueda de los sobrevivientes. https://t.co/EvLiYxwJKZ pic.twitter.com/fUzbgE1JQI

— MiOriente (@MiOriente) November 29, 2016

Confirmado, la aeronave con matrícula CP2933 * transportaba al equipo @ChapecoenseReal. Al parecer hay sobrevivientes.

— José María Córdova (@AeropuertoMDE) November 29, 2016

According to media reports, the crash was caused by the lack of fuel.

The number of dead or injured is not reported at the moment.

#Ampliación Avión que transportaba al equipo Chapecoense de Brasil se encuentra desaparecido https://t.co/vLOvmOd4aJ pic.twitter.com/0sAFz5oKY3

— Noticias Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) November 29, 2016

To be updated…

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