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Other Sports Teams Involved in Fatal Plane Crashes

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among those killed in a plane crash Monday

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    A plane carrying 81 people crashed outside Medellin, Colombia, on Monday night. The Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil was on board, on their way to a championship series. Officials said five people survived and 76 people have died. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

    Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.

    A list of other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes:

    Nov. 8, 1948 — Czechoslovak national ice hockey team, five members including IIHF Hall of Famer Ladislav Trojak, in the English Channel.

    May 4, 1949 — Italian soccer club Torino. The four-time league champions lost 22 members, including 18 players, in Turin, Italy.

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    Jan. 7, 1950 — Moscow VVS ice hockey team, 11 players, near Sverdlovsk.

    Feb. 6, 1958 — English soccer champion Manchester United, eight members, in Munich.

    Aug. 14, 1958 — Egyptian fencing team, six members, in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Oct. 10, 1960 — Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo football team, 16 members, in Toledo, Ohio.

    Feb. 16, 1961 — U.S. figure skating team, 18 members and 10 coaches and officials, in Belgium.

    April 3, 1961 — Green Cross, eight members of the first-division Chilean soccer team plus two members of the coaching staff, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.

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    April 28, 1968 — Lamar Tech track team, five members and the coach, in Beaumont, Texas.

    Sept. 26, 1969 — Bolivian soccer team "The Strongest," coach Eustaquio Ortuno, 16 players and two staff members, near Viloco, Bolivia.

    Oct. 2, 1970 — Wichita State football team, 14 players, in Colorado.

    Nov. 14, 1970 — Marshall University football team, 36 players, in Huntington, West Virginia.

    Oct. 13, 1972 — Uruguayan rugby club, among the 29 casualties, in the Andes, Chile.

    Dec. 13, 1977 — University of Evansville men's basketball coach Bobby Watson and 14 players, in Evansville, Indiana.

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    March 14, 1980 — U.S. amateur boxing team, 14 members, in Warsaw, Poland.

    Nov. 25, 1985 — Iowa State women's cross country team, coach Ron Renko, assistant coach Pat Moynihan, and team members Julie Rose, Susan Baxter and Sheryl Maahs, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Dec. 8, 1987 — Peruvian first-division soccer team Alianza Lima, coach Marcos Calderon and 16 players, in Lima, Peru.

    April 28, 1993 — Zambia's national soccer team, 18 players and five team officials, in Libreville, Gabon.

    Jan. 27, 2001 — Oklahoma State basketball players Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming, and six team staffers and broadcasters, in Byers, Colorado.

    Sept. 7, 2011 — Russian hockey team Lokomotiv, 27 players, two coaches and seven club officials, in Tunoshna, Russia.