A History of Air Disasters Involving Sports Teams

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Rescue workers removing bodies of victims at the site of a plane crash on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, on Tuesday.

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Plane crashes are almost invariably tragic, and they can be uniquely devastating when a sports team is involved.

That sense of loss was being felt deeply in Brazil on Tuesday after members of the soccer club Chapecoense de Brasil were killed on Monday when a chartered plane carrying the team crashed on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia.

Here are some other crashes that have devastated sports teams around the world.

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The site of the crash in 1949 that killed 22 members of the Turin soccer…

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