The football team that perished in last month's tragic Colombian plane crash faces a fine of $30,000 for failing to show up in their final match in the Brazilian League, according the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice. The opposing team was also charged and penalized two points each.
Nineteen (19) Chapecoense players, team manager and coaching staff died on the November 28 crash. The plane went down in the mountainous area near Rionegro, Colombia, which is about 22 kilometers from the Medellin airport where it was expected to land.
The main cause of the crash was insufficient fuel and it was later learned that the flight skipped a refueling schedule along the way.
However, there were 6 survivors; three of them Chapecoense players – Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follman and Zampier Neto. Their team was scheduled to meet Colombia’s Atletico Nacional where they would participate at the 2016 South American Cup before the tragedy.
According to the Mirror, the final round of the separate Brazilian Series was to take place last December 1 against the Atletico Mineiro but the Chapecoense refused to play in relation to the incident.
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