Colombia air crash survivor says there was no time to react

2016-12-05 20:59
Colombian rescue workers recover the bodies of the victims of the plane crash near Medellin. (Luis Benavides, AP)

Colombian rescue workers recover the bodies of the victims of the plane crash near Medellin. (Luis Benavides, AP)

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Bogota — One of the survivors of last week's plane crash in the Andes said the passengers of the chartered flight had no idea their aircraft was running out of gas before it slammed into a mountainside.

Erwin Tumiri, a technician on the flight, described the final moments of the doomed flight in an interview on Monday with Colombia's Blu radio.

He said most passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team were preparing for a normal landing when the cabin lights went out and the British-built jet began to shake. He said there was no time to react and nobody from the cockpit had alerted him that they were running low on fuel and had requested an emergency landing.

Tumiri spoke from Cocahabamba, Bolivia where he's recovering in a hospital.

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