November 2016: Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.
1. Oklahoma Suffers 5.0 Earthquake 2. One Step Closer to Treatment, Vaccine for Zika 3. Earthquake and Tsunami Hit New Zealand 4. Wildfires Spread in Southeast U.S. 5. Scientists Announce Breakthrough in GMO Plants 6. Deadly Train Derailment in India 7. Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Schoolchildren 8. Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes 9. Zika Appears in Texas 10. Deadly Fires in Tennessee 11. Ecstasy Goes to Clinical Trials for PTSD Treatment
- Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes
- On Nov. 28, 2016, a charter plane, a British-built Aerospace 146 short-haul, carrying the division one Chapecoense soccer team from Brazil crashes in the hills of Colombia a little before 10 p.m. Very early reports point to lack of fuel as a cause. All but 6 of the 77 passengers aboard are killed. The up-and-coming soccer team was headed from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to the Copa Sudamericana final against the team Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Luis Benavides