Plane Crash in Colombia Leaves 75 Dead

A chartered aircraft with 72 passengers and nine crew members went down just before 10 p.m. Monday night.
2:01 | 11/29/16

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We begin with breaking news, plane crash in Colombia. 81 people on board including a soccer team. At least five made it out alive. Now emergency responders are on the scene and ABC's David Kerley has all the latest. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. It is amazing. We are talking about survivors this morning considering how this small jetliner went down and where it went down. Emergency crews carrying the handful of survivors of the jet crash into local hospitals. Remarkable considering this, the wreckage in the mountainous area around Medellin. With just six survivors, rescue crews expect to start the recovery of the other 75 people who were on board. Many of them members of that Brazilian soccer team on its way to a tournament. The British aerospace rj-85 was nearing the end of a long flight from southern Brazil and low Livia to Colombia. It circled near Medellin and the crusade they had an electrical problem before it went down. Video was taken of the soccer team, the chapecoense, before they boarded and on board one of the players, Alan Ruschel posted pictures with his teammate. Ruschel reportedly one of the survivors. The team posting a statement, may god accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our Dell situation. See, at least one of the players reportedly in the hospital and it was really a Cinderella story for this team. It's regional team. They were going to finals and beat some very powerful teams to get to this, the investigation starting at daylight, George. It's a tragedy for this team from Brazil. It certainly is. Remarkable, David, that anyone could survive a crash like this. Reporter: Yeah, you know, it's remarkable. We don't know much but depending on how this plane went down, how it hit, where you were sitting, that's how some people can survive and others perish. You know, part of the aircraft could break off and actually land softly and the other part could be destroyed. So it's really -- it's truly to know what happened but there are a lot of factors that could play into why these folks survived.

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