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Plane crashes that have claimed lives of athletes, coaches

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.

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,...

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