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Colombia plane crash: Full passenger list of tragic plane crash with soccer team on board published

At least five people reportedly survived

Samuel Osborne

Published 29/11/2016 | 11:26

Brazilian soccer player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense soccer club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Ossa/EL TIEMPO
Brazilian soccer player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense soccer club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Ossa/EL TIEMPO

The Colombian civil aviation authority has published a full passenger list of the people involved in a plane crash in Colombia.

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The chartered plane had 81 people on board, including players from top-flight Brazilian football club Chapecoense, when it came down in mountains near the city of Medellin.

Colombia's Aeronatuica Civil posted the flight list on its Facebook page.

The list is split to show athletes and managers first, then journalists accompanying the sports team, then the crew.

Five people have been rescued alive, officials said.

At least 25 bodies have been recovered from the crash site.

The crash occurred shortly after 10pm local time (3am GMT) on Monday night. It is believed the pilots reported an electrical fault to the control tower.

"It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where aircraft crashed.

"May God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation," the club said in a brief statement on its Facebook page.

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