Bolivian woman under investigation for Chapecoense air tragedy detained in Brazil

The Brazilian Federal Police this Thursday arrested the Bolivian citizen Celia Castedo Monastery, investigated by the air disaster occurred on November 28, 2016, in which 71 people died, including soccer players, trainers and executives of Chapecoense.

The Police of Corumbá, a border city with Bolivia located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, announced that the woman was responsible for the analysis and approval of the flight plan of the plane where the Chapecoense was mobilized and was wanted by the justice of her country.

Castedo Monasterio was an official of la Administration of Airports and Auxiliary Services to Air Navigation of Bolivia (AASANA) and after the tragedy that occurred in Colombia said that it had received “pressure and harassment “ by their superiors.

“The Bolivian woman was a specialist in flight safety and, at the time, would have fraudulently failed to observe the minimum requirements of procedure for the approval of the aircraft flight plan, since in the program presented, the flight range was not adequate for the trip ”, explained the Federal Police.

The tragedy occurred near the city of Medellín when the plane in which the Chapecoense was traveling crashed 17 kilometers from José María Córdova airport running out of fuel.

The team was heading to Colombia to play against him National Athletic the 2016 Copa Sudamericana final.

In tragedy 71 of the 77 people who were in the aircraft of the Bolivian airline Lamia died. Three footballers, two crew members and a journalist survived.

The woman will be detained in the city of Corumba, in Mato Grosso while the legal procedures are carried out for its delivery to the Bolivian authorities.

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