Colombia, Marshall University and other deadly sports team crashes through the years

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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:

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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 Vizintín 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)
(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)
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