A total 81 passengers affiliated with the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense boarded a chartered aircraft late Monday before it crashed in Medellin, Colombia. 75 were killed in the plane crash, while six were found alive.
Throughout the years, history seems to repeat itself with fatal accidents that affect sports teams. From Marshall University to Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, there is no shortage of deadly crashes that have affected rosters both in the U.S. and abroad.
See the gallery below for a running list of fatal incidents affecting sports teams through the years:
Fatal accidents involving sports teams throughout history
Fatal accidents involving sports teams throughout history
Twenty-one persons including seven of England's champion Manchester United soccer team were killed, Feb. 7, 1958 near Munich, when a two-engined chartered British European Airways plane crashed during take off. Twenty-three were injured, some of them critically. Picture shows the plane wreckage. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden)
Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport killing all on board. From left in front row are: Deane McMinn, Lomita, Calif., coach and manager, Laurence Owen, Boston, Steffi Wethersfield; Colorado Springs, Colo, and Phodie Michelson; Long Beach, Calif. From left on the bottom: Douglas Ramsey; Detroit, Gregory Kelley; Colorado Springs, Bradley Lord; Boston, Mirabel Caen; Boston, Dudley Richards; Boston, Bill Hickox; Colorado Springs, Ray Hadley; Seattle; Laurie Hickox, Colorado Springs, Larry Pierce; Indianapolis, Ila Rae Hadley; Colorado Springs, Roger Campbell; Los Angeles, Diane Sherbloom; Los Angeles, Donna Lee Carrier; Los Angeles, and Bob and Pat Dineen; New York. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)
A charred football helmet, bearing the "W" of Wichita State, was hurled from the wreckage of a twin-engine plane thet crashed near the Continental Divide in Silver Plume, Colo., Saturday, Oct. 3, 1970. The crash killed 29 people including 13 members of the team. (AP Photo)
FILE- In this Nov. 15, 1970 file photo, a fireman looks over the wreckage of a DC-9 jet that was carrying the Marshall University football team in Kenova, W.Va., on Nov. 15, 1970. All 75 persons aboard were killed, including 26 players from the football team. (AP Photo/File)
MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 23: (FILE) Survivors pose for a picture in the F-227 plane's tail on December 23, 1972 in Mendoza, Argentina. On October 13th of 1972 a plane carrying the Uruguayan rugby team Old Christians to Santiago de Chile crashed in the Andes. 29 people died, including players and relatives, and only 16 survived under the most extreme conditions: hunger, temperatures up to 30 degrees below zero and isolation. Eleven days after the accident, they heard in the radio that the search had been stopped and they were presumed dead. Determined not to let themselves die, on December 12th, Nando Parrado, Roberto Canessa and Antonio VizintÃn decided to leave the plane and find some help. They walked ten days and 55 kilometers to the west in the snow until mule driver Sergio Catalan found them on a riverside. On December 23th and after 72 days of isolation in the mountains, the survivors were rescued by the Air Rescue Service. This story was taken to the cinemas when in 1993 the movie âAliveâ was presented. Nowdays the survivors give lectures on survival and leadership, telling their story and sharing their experience worldwide. (Photo by Sobrevivientes de los Andes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
The tail section of a chartered DC-3 plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Dress Regional Airport in Evansville, Ind. is the only portion of the plane left intact, Dec. 13, 1977. The plane was carrying the University of Evansville basketball team. There are no known survivors at this time. (AP Photo/ML)
A firefighter hoses down the wreckage of a twin-engine airplane that was carrying members of the Iowa State University Women's Cross Country team, after it crashed in a residential area of Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 25, 1985. At least six people were killed in the crash. (AP Photo/John Gaines)
(FILES) A file photo taken on April 28, 1993 shows Gabonese soldiers and rescuers standing on a beach as divers search at sea for the bodies of passengers of a plane that crashed on April 27 shortly after takeoff from Libreville with players of the national Zambian football team on board. Thirty people, including 25 players and officials heading to a World Cup qualifying match, were killed in the crash. When Zambia's national football team players arrive in Libreville on February 9, 2012 they will keep a promise they made before the Africa Cup of Nations began to honor the dead from the 1993 air crash. Zambia will play the African Cup of Nations final on February 12 against Ivory Coast in Libreville. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Investigators search over some of the wreckage of a small plane on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, that crashed in a pasture outside the eastern Colorado community of Byers. National Transportation Safety Board investigators began their probe Sunday into a plane crash that killed 10 people Saturday, including two Oklahoma State basketball players and six staffers and broadcasters associated with the men's team. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
In this Wedensday Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rescuers work at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia. The crash killed 44, including an entire top ice hockey team, and increased public fears about safety of Russia's aviation. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
Rescue workers stand at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team that was on it's way for a Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)