Fuel Shortage Could Be to Blame for Fatal Plane Crash

The chartered plane that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team, did not have enough reserve fuel, officials say.
1:43 | 12/01/16

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Transcript for Fuel Shortage Could Be to Blame for Fatal Plane Crash
thank you. To the new clues about that deadly plane crash that killed 71 people. David Kerley has more on what the survivors are now revealing about the accident. Reporter: This morning, Colombian authorities confirm this jet did not have enough reserve fuel and radio calls suggest it ran out of fuel. As this new video shows the excited Brazilian soccer team heading to the finals before the crash. Their short haul jet had flown nearly 1900 miles right at its maximum rank but put into a holding pattern above Medellin. The pilots radio the tower asking for priority landing. We are having a fuel problem. Seven minutes later the pilot calls out, total failure. Electric, total and fuel. They now have nothing but battery power and they're gliding. They have no electronic AIDS that can take them to the airport. Art so the pilots desperately calling out for directions. Vectors. A minute later the final plea for help. Eight miles from the airport the jet crashes, no fire, no fuel found. The airplane ran out of gas. Why it ran out of gas, why the crew made the bad decisions that they made, could they have saved it if they declared an emergency early on? Reporter: Three players survived. Two crew members, one did by curling up in the feet am position and reportedly telling a South American sports network others in the plane stood up and started yelling after the jet ran out of fuel. The black boxes have now been turned over to investigators from the United Kingdom. That's going to tell us a lot about what the pilots were saying inside the cockpit an answer a lot of the questions about this tragic plane crash. David, just to hear that audio like that, David, thank you.

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