Goalkeeper in Colombia plane crash has right leg amputated

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Goalkeeper in Colombia plane crash has right leg amputated

The 24-year-old, who formally played for URT, was only signed by Chapecoense in May (Picture: MB Media/Getty Images)

A goalkeeper, who is one of three Chapecoense players to have survived the Colombian plane crash, has had his leg amputated in surgery.

Brazilian player Jakson Follman was on board the doomed LaMia Airlines Flight on Monday when it smashed into the Andes Mountains.

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It is believed that the aircraft had ‘total electrical failure’ and was out of fuel.

The 24-year-old, who formally played for URT, was only signed by Chapecoense in May.

He survived the tragedy alongside defenders Alan Ruschel and Helio Neto, who both suffered severe injuries to the head, spine and lungs.

Chapecoense crash survivors: Jackson Follmann, right, and Alan Ruschel credit: Amanda Ruschel/Instagram

Jackson Follmann, right, survived the tragedy alongside defender Alan Ruschel, left. (Picture: Amanda Ruschel/Instagram)

TOPSHOT - Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016. A charter plane carrying the Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing as many as 75 people, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / Raul ARBOLEDARAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane(Picture: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Two crew members, Ximena Suarez and Erwin Tumiri, and journalist, Rafael Valmorbida also survived.

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Fellow goalkeeper Danilo Padilha was pulled from the wreckage alive – however died on his way to hospital.

A total of 71 out of 77 people of board died when the charter plane crashed.

Paulo Follmann, the father of Jakson, said that his son is ‘a miracle of God’.

epa05651621 A picture dated 23 November 2016 and made available on 29 November 2016 shows players of the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team before their semifinal match of the South American Cup, at the Conda Arena of Chapeco, Brazil. A plane reportedly carrying 81 people, including the players of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, has crashed on 29 November 2016. The plane was said to have crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin as it was approaching the Jose Maria Cordoba airport, media said. The cause of the incident is yet uknown. The Chapecoense were scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamericana final against the Medellin

Players of the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team before their semifinal match of the South American Cup, at the Conda Arena of Chapeco, Brazil (Picture: EPA/Mario Cunha)

He said: ‘The chances of surviving an airplane crash are practically zero.

‘That my son is one of the survivors is a miracle of God.

‘We have not spoken to him or received any other information regarding how serious his condition is. That is making us feel anguished.’

The 24-year-old remains in the intensive care unit, however is said to now be in a stable condition.