Brazilian footballers added to list of sporting casualties

Eight members of the Manchester United squad were killed when  this plane crashed in Munich in February 1958.
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Eight members of the Manchester United squad were killed when this plane crashed in Munich in February 1958.

Members of Brazilian soccer 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 ice hockey team, five members including IIHF Hall of Famer, Ladislav Trojak, in the English Channel.

Manchester United lost eight players when the plane carrying the squad from Munich to England crashed when taking off in ...
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Manchester United lost eight players when the plane carrying the squad from Munich to England crashed when taking off in 1958.

May 4, 1949 - Italian soccer club Torino. 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.

Feb. 6, 1958 - English soccer 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 soccer team plus two members of the coaching staff, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.

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April 28, 1968 - Lamar Tech track team, five members and the coach, in Beaumont, Texas.

Sept. 26, 1969 - Bolivian soccer 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 soccer 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.

 - AP

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