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Chapecoense craft crash: Colombia blames tellurian error

Media captionThe recording captures a final moments of a craft before it crashed

The craft pile-up that killed 71 people in Colombia final month, including dozens of players from Brazil’s Chapecoense football team, was caused by tellurian error, an review says.

Colombian officials pronounced there was no technical disaster and blamed a pilot, a airline and Bolivian regulators.

A recording had already indicated a aircraft had ran out of fuel.

The plane, operated by Bolivian association LaMia, plunged into a mountainside nearby Medellin. Only 6 people survived.

Preliminary formula of a Colombian review pronounced a commander unsuccessful to refuel en track and was too late in stating engine failures caused by a miss of fuel.

Colombia’s Secretary for Air Safety, Col Freddy Bonilla, also pronounced that aviation authorities in Bolivia and a airline supposed conditions presented in a moody devise that were “unacceptable”.

“No technical cause was partial of a accident, all concerned tellurian error, combined to a government cause in a company’s administration and a government and organization of a moody skeleton by a authorities in Bolivia,” he told journalists.

The craft was also over a weight extent by scarcely 400kg (62 stone) and was not approved to fly during a altitude during that a outing took place, Col Bonilla added.

The conclusion, officials said, came from a plane’s moody recorders and other evidence. A Bolivian review had already blamed a commander and a airline for a accident.

LaMia’s arch executive, Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, and his son, Gustavo Vargas Villegas, a former central with Bolivia’s aviation authority, had already been incarcerated tentative trial. They repudiate any wrongdoing.

The pilot, Miguel Quiroga, who was also a co-owner of a airline, died in a crash. In a leaked tape, he can be listened warning of a “total electric failure” and “lack of fuel”.

The aircraft had been transporting Chapecoense to a biggest diversion in their history, a final of a Copa Sudamericana.

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38440283