Lack of fuel led to Chapecoense plane crash, inquiry finds

Lack of fuel led to Chapecoense plane crash, inquiry finds

Fuel shortages and negligence caused a plane crash that killed 71 people in 2016, including most members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense, Colombian authorities have concluded.

The plane crashed on November 28 2016, on a mountain in Colombia just a few miles from Medellin.

Today, Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority presented the findings of a 15-month inquiry.

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Officials say crew members ignored a low-fuel warning when the plane was about 40 minutes from its intended destination.

Instead of making an emergency landing at a nearby airport, they headed on towards Medellin and the British Aerospace Avro RJ85 ran out of fuel.

- AP

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