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Colombia plane crash

Updated 9:36 PM ET, Wed November 30, 2016
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A charter airplane with 77 people on board, including players from the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, outside Medellin, on Monday, November 28. At least 71 people were killed, officials said. Six survived. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
The Avro RJ85 was traveling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin. The soccer club, which has risen in the ranks in Brazilian soccer and now has a devoted national fan base, was set to play in the first leg of the South American Cup finals on Wednesday. Noticias Telemedellin/Xinhua/Sipa
A rescuer walks past a victim's body on Tuesday, November 29. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers recover bodies on November 29. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
The plane declared an emergency between the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, according to Colombian aviation officials. The crash occurred in an area called Cerro El Gordo near Medellin, officials said. Luis Benavides/AP
Also aboard the flight were more than 20 journalists who were covering the soccer team's Cinderella story. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers search for survivors. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
Medical staff wait for survivors in La Ceja. Noticias Telemedellin/Xinhua/Sipa