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Did LaMia Flight 2933 Simply Run Out of Fuel?

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Did LaMia Flight 2933 Simply Run Out of Fuel?

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Investigators examining the wreckage of LaMia Flight 2933, which crashed on November 28, 2016, are baffled by what they don't find: no scorch marks - an indication of lack of fuel.


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LaMia Flight 2933, carrying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, is approaching Medellin, Colombia to play for the prestigious Copa Sudamericana championship when its crew suddenly declares a fuel emergency. Before air traffic control can clear a path, the plane loses power and crashes to the ground, killing all but seven passengers. Investigators discover no leaks and are mystified over how the experienced pilots could fly a plane with an insufficient amount of fuel. As they pore over the evidence, they ultimately uncover a deadly gamble.

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