• Bolivian aviation agent requests help in Brazil after crash

    2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Rescue workers carry the bodies of victims of an airplane crash in a mountainous area near La Union, Colombia, on Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team, which was on its way for a Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides, File)

    COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence.

  • Crash-struck club Chapecoense given Copa Sudamericana title

    Trucks carry coffins with the remains of Chapecoense soccer team members who died in a plane crash, are taken to the team's stadium for a memorial in Chapeco, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. The accident Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team's players and staff as it headed to the finals of one of Latin America's most important club tournaments. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American soccer.

  • Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

    A priest sprinkles "holy water" on a coffin containing the remains of a LaMia flight crew victim, at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. An honor guard played taps early Friday as members of Colombia's military loaded the five flight crew victims of an air crash that also killed most members of a soccer team and a group of journalists, onto a cargo plane for the trip back to their native Bolivia. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

    RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Victims of this week’s tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia’s president called for “drastic measures” against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline’s executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.

  • Grief turns to anger amid reports of lack of fuel in crash

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Authorities prepared Thursday to transport home the bodies of dozens of victims of this week’s air tragedy in Colombia as grief turned to anger amid indications the airliner ran out of fuel before slamming into the Andes. Bolivian aviation officials announced they were indefinitely suspending the charter company that operated the flight.

  • Victims’ relatives in Brazil say soccer-team crash avoidable

    Osmar Machado, father of Chapecoense soccer player Filipe Machado who died in a plane crash while on his way to a game in Colombia, holds a photograph of his son and granddaughter Antonella during a interview in Chapeco, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. His son died on his father's 66th birthday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Relatives of victims who died in an air crash that killed most members of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense spoke out in anger Thursday, with several saying the crash was avoidable.

  • Atletico Mineiro will not play Chapecoense in final match

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Thursday the team will not play its final-round match of the Brazilian league season against Chapecoense.