June 7, 1989 - Professional soccer players from Suriname playing on an exhibition team were killed on a flight home from the Netherlands when the plane they were on went down on final approach ...
Zambia national soccer team plane crash. On April 27, 1993, the entire national team of Zambia was killed in an airplane crash off the coast of Gabon, near the capital Libreville. Microsoft and ...
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Returning from a Peruvian League match in December 1987, Peru's top rated soccer team was devastated by a catastrophic plane crash. The pilot, unsure that his landing gear was down and locked, requested a flyby of the tower so ground spotters could confirm that the plane was prepared for landing.
The crash of LaMia Flight 2933 was covered in "Football Tragedy", a Season 19 (2019) episode of the internationally syndicated Canadian TV documentary series Mayday. The show premiered in the United States on the Smithsonian Channel's Air Disasters as "Soccer Tragedy" in November 2019. See also. List of accidents involving sports teams
The soccer team was on its way to a tournament when its charter plane crashed, killing 71, while 6 miraculously survived.
Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense was performing well above expectations in 2016. The small club was confident entering its first continental final against Atlético Nacional. En route to the biggest game in team history, their plane crashed. Initially, six of the 77 people on board survived the impact.
Location of the crash site in Argentina. Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known as Miracle Flight 571, was a chartered flight originating in Montevideo, Uruguay, bound for Santiago, Chile, that crashed high in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972. The accident became known as the Andes flight disaster and the Miracle of the Andes .
The crash not only derailed the team's title ambitions that year but also destroyed the nucleus of what promised to be one of the greatest generations of players in English football history. It took ten years for the club to recover after the tragedy. Busby rebuilt the team and won the European Cup in 1968 with a new generation of "Babes".