Chilean mountaineers find plane lost in Andes over 53 years ago

Chilean mountaineers find plane lost in Andes over 53 years ago

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http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/02/10/mountaineers-find-wreckage-plane-crash-that-killed-chilean-soccer-stars/

The accident killed 24 passengers including 8 players of the Chilean Green Cross Sports Club. Family ask for help to say goodbye to their loved ones.
Mountaineers found the wreckage of a plane LAN company that had been missing since April 3, 1961 near the town of Linares, about 300 kilometers south of the capital, Santiago. Among the 24 passengers that passed away, there were 8 soccer players and a coach of a team from the first division from Chile, Plus three referees, informs the Spanish newspapers “El Pais”. The athletes were pat of the staff of Green Cross, one of the teams most important Chilean soccer of the moment. Among them, Eliseo Mouriño, who would play in the World Cup of 1958 with Argentina.
A week later after the accident, rescue teams found the end of the tail of the plane and some human remains, but the work was suspended due to the hazardous condition and location of the accident site. To get there, the nine-member team has traveled two days on horseback, crossing streams and ravines, plus two days of climbing in the mountains. Also to climb down they took two more days. The expedition team led by Lower Lopez found pieces of the plane, including a helix around a rocky slope. “we also found human remains”, he said.
Several family members of the disappeared have expressed their desire to got to the crash site. “they want to go up, closing a chapter in their lives, see where the plane and the remains of their loved ones are. If they are not physically able, I will not go with them. It is too dangerous”, said Lopez.