Plane carrying Brazillian players ran out of fuel before crashing
The pilot was heard repeatedly requesting permission to land, saying that the plane had suffered “total electrical failure, without fuel.”
A co-pilot of an Avianca plane flying nearby at the time also said he overheard the LaMia 933 plane reporting it was out of fuel, calling “mayday” and asking the control tower to direct it to the runway.
Main cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained by Brazilian investigators. Only six of the 77 people on board survived the crash.