Plane found after 54 years of dissapearance with group of football stars in Chile (Photos)

February 10, 2015 12:28 am

Human bones were also found scattered in the area amid parts of the broken plane.

Amazingly, pictures taken at the supposed crash site show pieces of the
aircraft extraordinarily-well preserved after 54 years in the mountains.
The expedition’s leader, Leonardo Albornoz, said:

The plane is more than 3,200 meters up the mountain. Quite a bit of the
fuselage is still there, a lot of things scattered over the area
including human bones. ‘So this story is getting a rewrite since this is
not where original accounts said.’

The disappearance of the Douglas DC-3 carrying members of the
top-division Chilean team Green Cross was one of the great unsolved
mysteries in the South American country.

The club had played an away match in Osorno in the Copa de and was returning to Santiago after a 1-1 draw.

The team and staff were spread over two flights and while one of the
planes reached the Chilean capital and the other apparently vanished

After the crash, It was reported that most of the first team players had
elected to fly on the fateful plane because it was more direct, and the
alternative flight was scheduled to make several stops on the way back
to Santiago.

Despite losing virtually the entire first team in the disaster the club
fulfilled the second leg of the cup tie, which they lost 0-1 and were
eliminated from the cup.

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