The bodies of 71 passengers killed in the plane crash in Brazil on Monday have been recovered and the black boxes retrieved. There were six survivors. The cause of the plane crash remains under investigation.
“It is very suspicious that despite the impact there was no explosion. That reinforces the theory of the lack of fuel,” the source said Tuesday. Nancy Munoz, who grows strawberries in the area said: “It came over my house. But there was no noise. The engine must have gone.”
On Wednesday, a remembrance will be held for the victims at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. This is where Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team had been due to play Colombia’s Atletico Nacional team. “Tomorrow in a symbol of solidarity. We will head to the stadium at 6:45 p wearing white and with candles for the victims,” the Medellin mayor’s office said in a Twitter post.
One of the footballers who survived a plane crash in Colombia has undergone surgery to have his right leg amputated, doctors have said. Chapecoense goalkeeper Jackson Follmann is now recovering following the procedure.
Defender Helio Neto is being treated in intensive care after suffering severe trauma to his skull, thorax and lungs. His fellow defender, Alan Ruschel, has undergone spinal surgery.
Haunting footage from inside the plane was posted online. It showed Danilo Padilha posing with his teammate Alan Ruschel, 27. In this post he added: “In not long, we’ll be arriving in Colombia. We’re coming Colombia.” Other passengers can be seen behind relaxing and sleeping.
Emergency workers have found the black boxes with flight data and cockpit voice recordings from a plane. A post on the authority’s official Twitter account says the black boxes are in “perfect shape.”
The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, has declared three days of mourning. He said: “I express my solidarity in this sad hour during which tragedy has beset dozens of Brazilian families.”