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Colombia plane crash: List of sports teams involved in fatal accidents

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.

world Updated: Nov 29, 2016 16:30 IST
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Brazilian soccer player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense soccer club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia.
Brazilian soccer player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense soccer club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia.(REUTERS)

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.

A list of other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes:

Nov. 8, 1948 — Czechoslovak national team, five members including IIHF Hall of Famer, Ladislav Trojak, in the English Channel.

May 4, 1949 — Italian soccer club Turin. The four-time league champions lost 22 members, including 18 players, in Turin, Italy.

Jan. 7, 1950 — Moscow VVS ice hockey team, 11 players, near Sverdlovsk.

Feb. 6, 1958 — English soccer champion Manchester United, eight members, in Munich.

Aug. 14, 1958 — Egyptian fencing team, six members, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Oct. 10, 1960 — Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo football team, 16 members, in Toledo, Ohio.

Feb. 16, 1961 — US figure skating team, 18 members and 10 coaches and officials, in Belgium.

April 3, 1961 — Green Cross, eight members of the first-division Chilean soccer team plus two members of the coaching staff, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.

April 28, 1968 — Lamar Tech track team, five members and the coach, in Beaumont, Texas.

Sept. 26, 1969 — Bolivian soccer team “The Strongest,” coach Eustaquio Ortuno, 16 players and two staff members, near Viloco, Bolivia.

Oct. 2, 1970 — Wichita State football team, 14 players, in Colorado.

Nov. 14, 1970 — Marshall University football team, 36 players, in Huntington, West Virginia

Oct. 13, 1972 — Uruguayan rugby club, among the 29 casualties, in the Andes, Chile.

Dec. 13, 1977 — University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Bobby Watson and 14 players, in Evansville, Indiana

March 14, 1980 — US amateur boxing team, 14 members, in Warsaw, Poland.

Nov. 25, 1985 — Iowa State women’s cross country team, coach Ron Renko, assistant coach Pat Moynihan, and team members Julie Rose, Susan Baxter and Sheryl Maahs, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dec. 8, 1987 — Peruvian first-division soccer team Alianza Lima, coach Marcos Calderon and 16 players, in Lima, Peru.

April 28, 1993 — Zambia’s national soccer team, 18 players and five team officials, in Libreville, Gabon.

Jan. 27, 2001 — Oklahoma State basketball players Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming, and six team staffers and broadcasters, in Byers, Colorado.

Sept. 7, 2011 — Russian hockey team Lokomotiv, 27 players, two coaches and seven club officials, in Tunoshna, Russia.

People pass by portraits of victims during a memorial ceremony for those killed in the Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslav plane crash at Arena-2000 the team's stadium in Yaroslavl on September 10, 2011. The Russian city mourning the loss of its ice hockey team in the September 7 plane disaster payed its last respects in the team's home arena. The accident, which killed 43, was the worst sporting disaster in the country's recent memory, claiming the lives of several international players who played in the National Hockey League and previously won Olympic medals. (AFP)