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Leo Messi & the Argentina national team recently boarded the Chapecoense crash plane

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argentina-and-coIn the wake of the Chapecoense plane crash, reports are filtering out about the plane itself.

In a chilling update, Spanish news outlet Sport, quoting unnamed local sources, are claiming that the Argentinian national team flew on the same aircraft in the recent international break.

Leo Messi and his Albiceleste team mates, including Man City’s Sergio Aguero, flew on the Lamia BAE-146 plane just 20 days ago when they travelled to Brazil for their 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Brazil won that match 3-0.

The chartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 71 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived.

The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10pm on Monday (0300 GMT) because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.

The aircraft, which had departed from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting the Chapecoense team from southern Brazil for the first leg of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin, which was due to be played on Wednesday.

 

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