How horrifying! Moments before colliding with the Colombian mountains, the pilot of the Chapecoense Real plane crash yelled, ‘There’s no fuel, we’re going down.’ The tragic accident left 71 passengers dead. Read all the heartbreaking details, here.
People love to speculate about plane crashes (just look at the conspiracy theories still surrounding 9/11), but sometimes, the truth is far worse than ever imagined. There’s reason to believe the Colombian plane carrying the Chapecoense Real soccer team crashed because it was out of gas, according to the Daily Mail. The pilot named Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami reportedly yelled, “There’s no fuel! We’re going down,” right before crashing into the Colombian mountains on Nov. 29, killing 71 passengers. Miguel’s final call was heard by another pilot, Juan Sebastian Upegui, who was listening in on the airwaves.
With Miguel’s heartbreaking last words, he pleaded with air traffic control for an emergency landing, but didn’t get the green light in time. “We have total electronic failure,” he screamed, “Help us, we’re going down.” What’s even more devastating is that Miguel took a selfie with his flight crew right before taking off, in which they’re all smiling happily and giving the thumbs up in the cockpit. The soccer players also documented their journey, recording a video from their seats and looking excited in their green uniforms.
There was a lot to celebrate on that flight as it was announced that player Tiago da Rocha Vieira was going to become a dad! One of Tiago’s teammates recorded the exact moment Tiago found out the great news, and the video is seriously bringing us to tears. Just one week before boarding, Tiago’s wife, Graziele, told him she was pregnant with their first child and gifted him a pair of baby shoes. Tiago, and the rest of the team, will be missed and remembered dearly by so many loved ones!
HollywoodLifers, do you really think the Colombian plane ran out of gas, or was it something else?