Members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.
A list of other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes:
Nov. 8, 1948 Czechoslovak national team, five members including IIHF Hall of Famer, Ladislav Trojak, in the English Channel.
May 4, 1949 Italian football club Turin. The four-time league champions lost 22 members, including 18 players, in Turin, Italy.
Jan. 7, 1950 Moscow VVS ice hockey team, 11 players, near Sverdlovsk.
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Feb. 6, 1958 English football champion Manchester United, eight members, in Munich.
Aug. 14, 1958 Egyptian fencing team, six members, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Oct. 10, 1960 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo football team, 16 members, in Toledo, Ohio.
Feb. 16, 1961 U.S. figure skating team, 18 members and 10 coaches and officials, in Belgium.
April 3, 1961 Green Cross, eight members of the first-division Chilean football team plus two members of the coaching staff, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.
April 28, 1968 Lamar Tech track team, five members and the coach, in Beaumont, Texas.
Sept. 26, 1969 Bolivian football team “The Strongest,” coach Eustaquio Ortuno, 16 players and two staff members, near Viloco, Bolivia.
Oct. 2, 1970 Wichita State football team, 14 players, in Colorado.
Nov. 14, 1970 Marshall University football team, 36 players, in Huntington, West Virginia
Oct. 13, 1972 Uruguayan rugby club, among the 29 casualties, in the Andes, Chile.
Dec. 13, 1977 University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Bobby Watson and 14 players, in Evansville, Indiana
March 14, 1980 U.S. amateur boxing team, 14 members, in Warsaw, Poland.
Nov. 25, 1985 Iowa State women’s cross country team, coach Ron Renko, assistant coach Pat Moynihan, and team members Julie Rose, Susan Baxter and Sheryl Maahs, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dec. 8, 1987 Peruvian first-division soccer team Alianza Lima, coach Marcos Calderon and 16 players, in Lima, Peru.
April 28, 1993 Zambia’s national football team, 18 players and five team officials, in Libreville, Gabon.
Jan. 27, 2001 Oklahoma State basketball players Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming, and six team staffers and broadcasters, in Byers, Colorado.
Sept. 7, 2011 Russian hockey team Lokomotiv, 27 players, two coaches and seven club officials, in Tunoshna, Russia.