Colombia plane crash: Flight CP2933 Audio recording

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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 named LaMia, 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.

Local radio said the same British-made aircraft transported Argentina's national squad for a match earlier this month in Brazil, and previously had transported Venezuela's national team.

The black boxes were found, and could play a crucial role as investigators try and determine what caused the crash.

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