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Rescue workers stand at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team that was on it's way for a Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

Human error caused the crash that killed members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense


After investigations, we have concluded that the pilot of the plane and the airline LaMia are responsible for the crash.
Milton Claros

The Bolivian government announced Tuesday that human error caused the Nov. 28 plane crash that killed 71 people, including members of Brazil's Chapecoense Real soccer team, according to CNN

Claros, Bolivia's minister of public affairs, said legal action will be taken against the airline and government employees. 

LaMia airline did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. 

LaMia flight 2933 was en route to Medillín, Colombia, when it crashed about 53 miles away after declaring an emergency. 

The pilot of the plane reportedly radioed air traffic controllers, just moments before the crash, and said he had run out of fuel.

The pilot repeatedly asked for permission to land, citing a "total electric failure." 

Three soccer players, two crew members and a journalist were the only survivors. 

The wife of one of the survivors, defender Alan Luciano Ruschel, posted to Instagram thanking God her husband survived the crash. 

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CNN reports that earlier this month, the general manager of LaMia Airlines, Gustavo Vargas, and two other employees were detained. 

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