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LaMia bosses arrested

Bolivian police have detained the head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia killing 71 people including many players and staff from a top Brazilian football team.

The focus of investigations appears to be whether the disaster was a result of negligence with the short-range LaMia aircraft attempting a more than four-hour flight from Santa Cruz to Medellin while having barely enough fuel.

The plane came down in the mountains inc Columbia when the pilots were asked to carry out a holding pattern while another plane also declaring an emergency came in to land. Only six of the 77 people on board survived the crash.

One of the six survivors of the crash said he had been reassured by the airline before take-off that the plane would make a refueling stop in Bolivia. Authorities are also looking into the circumstances through which the airline was granted permission to fly earlier this year.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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