The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

THE same plane which crashed in Colom­bia on Mon­day night, killing 75 on board, in­clud­ing mem­bers of Brazil­ian foot­ball team Chapecoense Real, was used by the Ar­gentina na­tional side two weeks prior to the ac­ci­dent. The Bri­tish Aerospace 146 plane, which has been con­firmed by the Jose Maria Cor­dova In­ter­na­tional Air­port as LAMIA Bo­livia RJ85, reg­is­tra­tion CP2933, was used to fly Lionel Messi and his team from Belo Hor­i­zonte to the Ezeiza In­ter­na­tional air­port ear­lier in Novem­ber. An Ar­gen­tine plane-spot­ting Twit­ter ac­count posted on Novem­ber 10 that LAMIA Bo­livia RJ85 was due to ar­rive at Ezezia air­port at 06:30 on Novem­ber 11. “The Ar­gentina Team will ar­rive to­mor­row at the Ezeiza air­port at 06:30 from Belo Hor­i­zonte in the BAE 146 of Lamia Bo­livia,” the tweet read. It has since emerged that the same plane crashed near Medellin, Colom­bia, five min­utes prior to com­plet­ing its jour­ney on Mon­day night. A lo­cal ra­dio has re­ported that the Venezuela foot­ball team have also used the plane in the past.

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