The Brazilian police reported the arrest of a Bolivian citizen investigated for the plane crash of the Chapecoense soccer club in 2016, in which 71 people died.
The woman, who was not identified by the authorities, is a fugitive from the Bolivian justice system, which is looking for her for allegedly having approved the Chapecoense flight plan without the “minimum” security requirements, the Federal Police said in a statement.
“The Bolivian woman was a specialist in flight safety and, on that occasion, she would have fraudulently failed to observe the minimum procedural requirements for the approval of the aircraft’s flight plan,” whose autonomy program “was not adequate for the aircraft. trip, “he added.
According to the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, it is Celia Castedo Monasterio, arrested by the uniformed on Thursday in Corumbá, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Castedo will remain detained in that municipality on the border with Bolivia pending legal procedures to be handed over to the authorities of her country, the police said.
The air tragedy of November 28, 2016 decimated Chapecoense, a modest team from Chapecó (south).
The incident occurred when the aircraft, which left Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, was close to landing at the international airport that serves the Colombian city of Medellín, where the team was to play the final of the South American Cup against Atlético Nacional. .
Of the 77 people on board, 71 died, including 19 Chapecoense players and 14 from the technical committee.
After the catastrophe, Chape was declared champion of the continental tournament.
The club managed to rebuild and stay two more years in Serie A of Brasileirao, but in 2019 it fell amidst signings that did not materialize and constant changes of coach, in addition to financial problems due to the drop in the number of members and compensation to families of the accident victims.
Since his promotion to the first division in 2014, Chapecoense was considered an example of management and administration, although the situation changed after the accident, in which its president Sandro Pallaoro, the main architect of that trajectory, also died.
Eleven returned to A this year. AFP (HN)