Palmeiras, plane risks falling: moments of terror for the champions of Brazil

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The plane of the Palmeiras risked falling, fortunately it did not happen. Photo archive EPA / MATT CAMPBELL

MENDOZA – Moments of terror for the players of Palmeiras, and the medical, corporate and management staff of the club, after the plane on which the Brazilian champion team was standing risked falling while trying to land in Mendoza, in Argentina .

The aircraft had twice problems landing, to the point that the pilot had to interrupt the maneuver and rise abruptly at high altitude.

More than one member of the 'Verdao' party, who came from Fortaleza, where he had lost in the league 2-0 with Cearà, and was headed to Mendoza for the Libertadores match against Godoy Cruz, he felt bad and vomited, according to sources from the club.

Eventually the Palmeiras plane landed on the Rosario airport runway, and it is not known when the Godoy game could be played, and there is also talk of a possible postponement.

Brazilian soccer players on the plane, the tragic precedent of the Chape.

On November 28, 2016, the Chapecoense team, which was preparing to play the final of the Copa Sudamericana against the Colombians of the Atlético Nacional, was involved in a plane crash near the Colombian city of Medellín. The four-engine aircraft on which the team traveled, Flight LaMia Airlines 2933, crashed as it approached the José Maria Córdova airport, 50 km from Medellín.

The plane that fell in Colombia had 77 people on board, 6 of whom survived; among these, the Chapecoense players Hélio Hermito Zampier Neto (known simply as Neto), Jakson Ragnar Follman and Alan Luciano Ruschel .

Following the aerial tragedy, CONMEBOL, on a proposal from the Atlético Nacional, awarded the Copa Sudamericana to Chapecoense ad honorem .

Taking the reins of the team as new coach was Vágner Mancini, who took over from Luis Carlos Saroli, who died in the plane crash. Almost 2 months after the accident, the survivors of the team with the substitutes returned to the field for a friendly match against Palmeiras, game finished 2-2.

At 71 ′ the match was stopped to commemorate the 71 victims of the tragedy, while before the kick-off, the team received the South American Cup (sources Ansa and Wikipedia).

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