The Brazilian Federal Police arrested Bolivian citizen Celia Castido Monasterio on Thursday, in which the region investigated the disaster that occurred on November 28, 2016, in which 71 people were killed, including football players, coaches and managers of Chapecoense.
Corambe Police, a border town with Bolivia located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, She declared that the woman was responsible for analyzing and approving the flight plan from the plane on which Chapecoense flew and was wanted by her country’s judge.
Castido Monasterio was responsible for managing airports and ancillary services To Bolivian Aeronautics (AASANA) and after the tragedy in Colombia, he said he received “pressure and harassment” from his superiors.
“The Bolivian woman was a flight safety specialist, and at that time she would have left fraudulently, to take into account the minimum procedural requirements for the approval of the flight plan of the aircraft, since in the presented program the flight autonomy was not sufficient for the flight, ”explained the Federal Police.
The tragedy occurred near the city of Medellin When the plane carrying Chapecoense, 17 kilometers from Jos Mara Cordova airport, crashed when it ran out of fuel.
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In the tragedy, 71 of the 77 people on board the Bolivian airline Lamia died. Three players, a crew of two and a journalist survived.
The woman is still being held in the city of Corumba, in Mato Grosso while carrying out legal procedures for her extradition to the Bolivian authorities.
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