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Colombian club says opponents in plane crash should take title

Colombian club says opponents in plane crash should take title

All planes belonging to the airline involved in the tragic crash in Colombia have been grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Bolivia.

Nineteen players and coaching staff were among the 71 who died when the Brazilian's team plane crashed.

Gustavo Vargas, representing the airline company Lamia, said in one of Bolivia's newspapers Pagina Siete that the pilot, Miguel Quiroga, made a wrong assumption regarding their fuel supply.

Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional were supposed to have faced off on Wednesday (Nov 30) in the first leg of the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club football tournament in South America after the Copa Libertadores.

The team was heading to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest game in the club's history. The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Thursday the team will not play its final-round match of the Brazilian league season against Chapecoense. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday.

Jorge Arias said he doesn't blame anyone for the crash but he is upset at the pilot for miscalculating how much gas much has was left on the aircraft and what was needed to land safely. British aviation authorities said the flight data and cockpit voice recorders recovered from the accident site were being brought to Britain for study. With members of the board and people of the community, with very good people, we are going to look for clubs. He also said he can not blame the air traffic controller for making the pilot wait because the controller didn't know the full extent of how low the plane was on fuel.

"Even if they had arrived, it is clear that they would be exhausted from the trip to play a final". Investigators say the plane ran out of fuel.

The emotional high point of the tribute in Medellin was an address by Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra, who traveled to the city along with a military cargo plane to help repatriate the bodies of the mostly Brazilian victims. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/journalist/joshua-goodman.

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