Brazil's Chapecoense footballers celebrate after defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016. The Chapecoense Brazilian soccer team's plane, LaMia Airlines Flight 2933, crashed
on its way to a fairytale match Medellin Colombia on November 28, killing 75 people
and leaving only about five survivors, including three players. CNN called
the team "South America's Cinderella" and said the tragic crash had ended a "fairytale" season that saw the scrappy team headed to a historic match. Eighty-one people were on board the plane when it crashed in rugged terrain, said The Washington Post.
The plane fell off
radar just after 10 p.m. on Monday, November 28, and was carrying the team and journalists. Tributes to the team and grief poured out on Twitter as people celebrated the lives of the players and the team's successes. The cause was still being investigated the day after the crash, and there were conflicting reports about what felled the plane. According to the UK Mirror, the plane crashed because of lack of fuel. However, the UK Daily Mail said
the plane crash's cause was still undetermined, saying, "The plane crashed in Colombia after taking off from a Bolivian airport. It is not yet known what caused the crash." UK Telegraph said
electrical problems might have caused the plane to plummet from the sky. A flight attendant who survived was able to give some accounts of the plane's last moments. There were also reports
of bad weather in the area. Initially, it was reported that as many as 15 people might have survived the crash, but that number dropped to seven, and, tragically, two more people died at the hospital. The UK Daily Mail said
that emergency personnel were having a difficult time reaching the scene of the crash because of "steep terrain." CNN said one of those who survived was Defender Alan Ruschel. The UK Telegraph said
a goalkeeper, Jakson Follmann, survived, as well as "a member of the team's delegation" and a flight attendant. Player Helio Neto reportedly also survived. One report said
"The goalkeeper Danilo is the second player that already is being treated in the hospital #Chapecoense." However, the BBC said Dinilo, whose real name was Marcos Padilha, was one of those who died at the hospital. Here are photos remembering the team's season. The team was headed to “to play a historic match” in the Copa Sudamerica Final Wednesday, November 30 against Medellin Atletico Nacional, said Zona Deportiva.