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Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash

Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash
Climbers in Chile’s Andes Mountains say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than 50 years ago with a team of football stars on board.

Images of the twisted wreck of the LAN Chile Douglas DC-3 that went down April 3, 1961 were shown on Chilean television, released by the climbers who said the find was in Maule, about 300 kilometres south of Santiago ::::

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“The plane is more than 3,200 meters up the mountain,” one of the mountaineers, Leonardo Albornoz, said. “Quite a bit of the fuselage is still there, a lot of things scattered over the area including human bones. So this story is getting a rewrite since this is not where original accounts said.”

The plane was carrying 24 people when it crashed, with all presumed dead.

They included eight members of the Green Cross football squad, team coach Arnaldo Vasquez, and other team staff and friends who were coming back to Santiago from a match in Osorno.

The plane had been missing ever since and the story until now had been that an LAN pilot spotted something he said was the footballers’ plane in another location, near the city of Linares.

The mountaineers declined to give the exact location to Chilean media. They said they feared the crash site could be desecrated, even though it was remote.

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