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Haunting first footage from inside plane carrying Brazilian football team moments before it crashed
Defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Danilo Padilha posted a selfie video on Instagram as he proudly announces the team will soon be in Colombia
This haunting footage shows football players and other passengers inside a doomed jet moments before it crashed in Colombia leaving dozens feared dead.
Two players for the Brazilian side Chapecoense can be seen smiling for the Instagram selfie video.
Defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Danilo Padilha look happy and relaxed as they proudly announce they will soon be in Colombia.
Ruschel says: "In not long, we’ll be arriving in Colombia. We’re coming Colombia."
Other passengers can be seen behind relaxing and sleeping.
But just moments after this footage was taken, the plane , which was travelling to Medellin airport, fell from the sky after suffering electrical problems.
Authorities now fear at least 75 people have been killed.
Both Ruschel and Padilha who appeared in this video are thought to have survived and have been taken to hospital.
The jet split in two when it crashed in mountains shortly at around 10pm local time (3am UK time), shortly before it was due to land.
The hero pilot is reported to have opened a fuel door to release fuel and prevent a huge explosion in the seconds after the crash.
Mayor of Medellin Federico Gutierrez said earlier: "Right now firefighters say 25 people have died.
The plane is said to have split in two when it crashed
Haunting images of club memorabilia have emerged from the crash site
"This is a tragedy. we have pictures of the plane, which broke in two .
"There has been talk of more than 10 survivors, that's the important thing first is save the lives of those who are coming.
"We thank God the plane did not fall in an urban area because it could have been an even greater tragedy."
Ruschel - who suffered a broken hip and head injuries - was heard asking medics to look after his wedding ring as he arrived at hospital.
A video shared on Twitter claimed to show the moment the plane disappeared from view on flight radar at around 10.15pm local time.
The pilot declared an emergency around 10pm local time citing electrical failure.
The team are believed to have had to change their flight and board the plane that crashed after Brazilian aviation authorities prevented them from taking a charter flight to Medellin.
The jet came down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union, according to Mi Oriente.
Colombia has been hit by heavy storms which are hampering rescue efforts.
"The site of the accident is only accessible by land due to climatic conditions and low visibility," a statement from the airport said.
"The Colombian Air Force deployed a search and rescue helicopter which had to cancel the mission due to the adverse conditions.
"According to the authorities the police are mobilising all possible help since they are reporting six survivors."
Colombian news website Noticias Caracol tweeted what is purported to be the first pictures of the wreckage.
Chapecoense had reached the finals of the Copa Sudamericana by beating Argentina's San Lorenzo over two legs in the semi-finals, which concluded last week.
Facebook page posted a video of the players waiting to board the flight at Viru Viru International Airport in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
A picture of the team on board a plane has been tweeted but it is unclear whether it was taken before the doomed flight.
The team, from the city of Chapeco, were promoted to Brazil’s first division in 2014 and reached the final of South America’s second most important club competition last week after a victory against Argentina’s San Lorenzo.
2014 was the first time the club had competed in Brazil’s top division since the 1970s.
In a statement on its website the club said it was still unsure how many of its players and staff had survived.
association through it vice-president, Ivan Tozzo, is refraining from comment and awaiting official announcements from the Colombian air authorities.
"May God be with our athletes, leaders, journalists and the other guests who are with the delegation.”
Clubs from across the world tweeted their condolences to Chapecoense.
Spanish side Sevilla said: Sevilla FC shows is shows its condolences for the plane crash involving Chapecoense. Hard times for football."