With every passing hour, we learn more and more about the tragic plane crash that took like lives of 77 people associated with the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense. Survivors include goalkeeper Jackson Follmann (who had to have his right leg amputated) defender Alan Ruschel, Neto, journalist Rafael Valmorbida, and stewardess Ximena Suarez.
Another one of the survivors of the crash named Erwin Tumiri gave his own firsthand account of what happened to The Daily Mail.
via The Daily Mail:
Erwin Tumiri said terrified passengers left their seats and started screaming as the CP-2933 plane, struck by catastrophic electrical problems, began to plummet into a mountainside.
He says he was one of only six to survive the disaster which killed 71 – including all but three members of the Chapecoense football team – because he ‘followed safety procedures.’
‘I put the bags in between my legs to form the foetal position that is recommended in the accidents,’ Mr Tumiri told rescuers who hiked up the remote mountains of Cerro Gordo.
‘During the situation, many stood up from their seats and they started to shout,’ Fox Sports Argentina quoted him as saying.
Just an outright tragedy. Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected.