A chartered plane carrying a top-tier Brazilian soccer team to the biggest game in its history crashed in the Colombian mountains killing 71 people on board..
Authorities have confirmed five survivors so far. The plane went down about 10:15 p.m on Monday night with 72 passengers and a crew of nine.
It was unclear what caused the crash although local media said the plane reported an electrical fault shortly before it disappeared off radar screens.
A Reuters photographer on site said the plane split in two destroying the tail end. Rain delayed dozens of rescuers as they combed the area.
The team had been flying to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final. It was the first time the small club reached the final of a major south american club competition.
Brazil has declared three days of mourning.