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Rescuers Search Wreckage of Plane Crash in Colombia

A plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed late Monday in the mountains of Colombia.

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Rescuers carry an unidentified survivor from the crash of a charter plane carrying members of the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team on Nov. 29.

75 people were killed when the plane crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday. Six people survived the crash. 

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Rescuers gesture near the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, Colombia.

Poor weather conditions were reported at the time of the crash.

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Fans of the Chapecoense soccer team comfort each other in front of the team's stadium in Chapeco, Brazil.

Chapecoense, which plays in Brazil's top division, had been scheduled to play the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Medellin-based Atletico Nacional on Wednesday.

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Rescuers work at the site of the crash near Medellin.

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Rescue workers walk past a body recovered from the wreckage.

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Rescuers search for survivors in the wreckage.

The LaMia jet was around 18 miles from its destination when it crashed.

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Rescue workers remove bodies from the crash site.

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Medical staff from the San Juan de Dios hospital transfer 27-year-old Brazilian soccer player Alan Ruschel as he arrives at La Ceja in Colombia.

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Chapecoense players pose on Nov. 23 before the Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg soccer match against San Lorenzo in Chapeco, Brazil.

From left, Cleber Santana, Willian Thiego, Kempes, Neto, Ananias, Gil, Tiaguinho, Josimar, Mateus Caramelo, Dener, and goalkeeper Danilo.

Chapecoense joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and last week qualified for the Copa Sudamericana finals.

Related: Plane Carrying Brazil's Chapecoense Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

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