Colombia plane crash recordings reveal pilot say “there”s no fuel” and “we”re going down”


Authorities have been investigating the cause of the crash which killed 71 people in Colombia when the plane came down in a remote jungle location.

The plane was due to land at 9.33pm but lost contact with the control tower while flying in the mountainous area known as La Ceja.

A recording from the air traffic tower leaked to W Radio shows the pilot of the plane repeatedly asking for permission to land due to “total electric failure” and “there”s no fuel”.

Pilot Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami also said “help us” and “we”re going down”.

As the aircraft loses speed a female controller can be heard giving instructions to the pilot.

Just before the recording goes silent the pilot said he was flying at an altitude of 9,000 feet.

W Radio didn”t say how it obtained the recordings but they would appear to confirm the accounts of a pilot on a nearby commercial flight.

All but six of the passengers died in the crash.

Brazil”s Chapecoense football team were also in the disaster.

Since the crash tragic details of the flight have emerged.

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First pictures have emerged of the .

Tragic of those onboard.