Report: Deadly 2016 Plane Crash Was Caused By Lack Of Fuel

The plane was carrying a Brazilian soccer team, which was on its way to compete in the South American Cup finals.
Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 28, 2018

A 2016 plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 was due to the aircraft running out of fuel, according to an official report

The plane was carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, which was on its way to compete in the South American Cup finals.

Five countries were involved in the investigation: Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, the U.S. and England. Investigators determined the charter flight didn't have the required minimum amount of fuel when it took off. The crew reportedly also decided against landing to refuel.

Only six people survived the crash.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Chapecoense as Brazil's soccer team. The story has been updated.