Latest: Brazil's president speaks about this morning's fatal crash

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) The Latest on the Colombia plane crash involving members of a Brazilian soccer team.

Brazil's president says that authorities are mobilizing to help the team and families of victims in the plane crash in Colombia that killed members of a Brazilian first division soccer team.

In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, Michel Temer says officials from the foreign ministry and aviation officials have been called to help.

He said that "the government will do everything possible to alleviate the pain" of family members of the players and journalists who died in the crash.

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including the Chapecoense soccer team which was heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.



 
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