PLANE USED BY MESSI’S ARGENTINA TWO WEEKS AGO
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.