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Swapping seat saved my life: Chapecoense crash survivor

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Crying in his first press conference since last month s disaster Alan Ruschel says he will do everything to get back on the pitch when he recovers from his injuries

Brazilian Chapecoense footballer Alan Ruschel (C), one of the survivors of the LaMia airliner air crash in Colombia two weeks ago, arrives at hospital in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, on December 13, 2016. Marcio Cunha / AFP

Sudamericana title given to plane crash team Chapecoense

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The body issue a statement announcing the posthumous honor to the previously unsung club which was having a fairy tale season until the disaster a week ago

People participate in a tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, on November 30, 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. LUIS ACOSTA / AFP

People Power Monument, Oplan Cyber Tokhang, pilot’s recording | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel – tape

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:18 AM

3rd UPDATE Details of the doomed aircraft s last harrowing minutes emerge on Wednesday November 30 as fans mourn the loss of all but 6 people on the flight including most of the Cinderella story Chapecoense Real football team

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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20 Brazilian journalists among Colombia crash dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Most of the attention has focused on the football players traveling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana regional tournament However the passengers also included a large number of journalists covering the match

Fans light candles in tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at their football stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida / AFP

Footballers' plane crash deaths stun Brazilian home city

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:55 AM

All year the once struggling impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco a city of about 200 000 in Santa Catarina state Now only grief remains

STUNNED SILENCE. People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real a humble team whose march to glory was cut abruptly short

People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Chapecoense Real: Plane crash kills dream of football team that defied odds

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

For the Chapecoense Real team the disaster means the cruel end of a story that had been meant to climax with an unexpected chance for glory

ASCENDANT. This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo celebrating after defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. Nelson Almeida/AFP