Near Medellin, Colombia (CNN) Rescuers combing the wreckage of a charter plane that crashed in Colombia found a sixth survivor under the aircraft’s fuselage Tuesday morning, officials said.
At least 75 people were killed in the deadly crash Monday night, Medellin Mayor Federico Gutiérrez says.
Passengers on the charter flight included players from the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.
The Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, civil aviation officials said. Nine crew members were also on board.
The plane declared an emergency between the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union, according to a statement from Colombian aviation officials. The crash occurred in an area called Cerro El Gordo near Medellin, officials said.
At least three soccer players, two crew members and one journalist survived, authorities said.
Among them: defender Alan Luciano Ruschel.