Evidence mount Colombian plane crashed because it ran out of fuel
- 01.12.2016, 12:10,
- Accident » Accident. Main
Colombian officials say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel in attempt to land, BBC.
Civil aviation chief Alfredo Bocanegra said an initial inspection at the site indicated the plane "did not have fuel at the moment of impact".
A leaked tape in which the pilot can be heard requesting permission to land due to an electric failure and lack of fuel is to be examined.
"Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, and having been able to do an inspection of all of the remains and parts of the plane, we can affirm, clearly, that the aircraft did not have fuel at the moment of impact," Mr Bocanegra told a news conference.
"Therefore, we have begun a process to investigate to clear up for what reason this aircraft had no fuel at the time of impact."
Earlier, plane carrying soccer team
from Brazil crashed in Columbia.