Plane Carrying Football Team From Brazil Crashes in Colombia
At least 76 people were killed when an airplane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed Monday night in Colombia.
A Colombian police commander said five of the 81 people on the chartered plane survived. The aircraft was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members.
The team was on its way to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana football competition at the time of the crash. The sport is called soccer in the United States.
The plane came down in a mountainous area near the city of Medellin. The flight had started in Bolivia.
The aircraft's owner was identified as LaMia, a small Venezuelan airline company. Officials said the plane, a British Aerospace 146, was designed for short flights. The crew reported an electrical failure and declared an emergency at 2200 hours local time (0300 GMT).
Colombian officials are investigating what happened. The head of the country's civil aviation agency said he cannot rule out the possibility that the plane used up all its fuel before the crash.
The plane was carrying the Chapecoense football team, from the small city of Chapeco in southern Brazil. Chapecoense was to have played Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
The mayor of Chapeco said he and other officials just missed joining the team and reporters on the flight to Colombia. They instead decided to take a commercial airline flight.
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1.local time 当地时间
The incident happened just after ten o'clock local time.
2.airline flight 航空公司；航班
Could I have the airline flight number and arrival time?
3.civil aviation 民用航空
The civil aviation minister ordered all the planes to be grounded.
4.used up 用尽
Our troops are being used up to the last man.
1.The crew reported an electrical failure and declared an emergency at 2200 hours local time (0300 GMT).
electrical failure 电气故障
Due to damaged power lines and electrical failure.
The car retired with an electrical failure.
2.The head of the country's civil aviation agency said he cannot rule out the possibility that the plane used up all its fuel before the crash.
rule out 排除
Local detectives have ruled out foul play.
I believe we can rule out a map.
哥伦比亚的警察指挥官表示，机上81名乘客中只有5人幸存 。飞机上有72名乘客和9名机组人员 。
事故发生时，这支球队正准备参加南美杯足球比赛决赛 。美国称足球为soccer 。
经确认，失事飞机属于委内瑞拉一家名为拉米亚（LaMia）的小型航空公司 。据有关官员称，失事飞机是英国航宇公司专为短途航班设计的146型号客机 。当地时间22点（格林威治时间3点），机组曾报告电气故障并宣布进入紧急状态 。
哥伦比亚官员负责调查此次事故 。哥伦比亚民航局局长称，不排除飞机失事前燃料用尽的可能 。
搭载沙佩科恩斯队的客机从巴西南部城市沙佩科起飞 。该足球队原定于周三前往麦德林与国民竞技队进行南美杯决赛的首回合较量 。
沙佩科市长表示，他和其他官员错过了与球员和记者一起飞往哥伦比亚 。他们尔后决定乘坐商业航班 。