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Post  wfrad on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 9:57 am

“’We ran out of fuel. The airplane turned off,’”
The pilot of the chartered plane that crashed in the Andes with a Brazilian soccer team aboard told air-traffic controllers he had run out of fuel, the Associated Press reported, based on a leaked recording of the conversation.

The pilot repeatedly asked for permission to land because of “total electric failure” and a lack of fuel, before slamming into a mountain Monday during the flight from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia, according to the recording leaked to several Colombian media outlets.

A controller gave the pilot instructions as the British-made Avro RJ85 lost speed and altitude about eight miles from the airport in Medellin.

The crash killed 71 of 77 aboard, including members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team who were traveling to the Copa Sudamericana finals.


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