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  • Rescue crew work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense near Medellin, Colombia.

    Rescue crew work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense near Medellin, Colombia. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 December 2016

The plane’s crash was due to the plane’s low fuel and was overloaded, according to Colombian aviation agency Aerocivil.

New details have emerged surrounding last month’s plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia, that killed 71 people including 19 members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team.

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According to a preliminary report Monday from the Colombian civil aviation agency Aerocivil, the LAMIA airlines plane that crashed was low on fuel and was overloaded.

In the wake of the crash, Bolivian authorities suspended LAMIA’s license, and also arrested its CEO. Authorities also arrested two others from the airline in an investigation that could potentially turn into a manslaughter case.

The small Chapecoense team was traveling to the biggest game in its history, the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Both Brazil and Colombia mourned the crash victims by gathering in both countries to hold banners that said “Football Has No Borders.”

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