Crash of LaMia flight LMI2933
28 November 2016; LaMia Avro RJ85; CP-2933, flight LMI2933; near La Unión, Colombia:
The aircraft was on a nonscheduled international flight from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia to Medellín, Colombia. On board was Brazilian Chapecoense Football Club, which was scheduled to play in the final of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana in Medellín.
Shortly before landing, the crew declared an emergency, reportedly due to an electrical problem, and the plane crashed into mountainous terrain near Medellín. Seven of the nine crew members and 64 of the 68 passengers were killed in the crash. Apparently, the owner of the airline, who was also a member of the flight crew, was killed in the crash.
Aviation Herald report on this event
Wikipedia entry for this event
BAe 146/Avro series crashes
Crash related interviews
28 November 2016 CKTB Radio
28 November 2016 BBC Radio 5
29 November 2016 BBC Newsday
1 December 2016 KIQI Radio (Spanish and English)
Contribution to risk
Although this crash involved a jet airliner commonly used by airlines around the world, the flight was a chartered flight, rather than a normal airline flight where the general public could use. For this reason, the AirSafe.com annual safety review for 2016 listed this crash as a significant event rather than a fatal airline event.
http://airsafe.com/plane-crash/lamia-flight-lmi2933-avro-rj85.htm -- Revised: 14 December 2016