LAMIA Corp operational license suspended

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s aviation authority DGAC said on Thursday it was immediately suspending the operational license of LAMIA Corp, the small charter airline whose plane crashed in Colombia on Monday, killing 71 people.

Wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, is seen near Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
Wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, is seen near Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

The plane, which apparently was running out of fuel when it crashed, had taken off from Santa Cruz in Bolivia en route to Medellin. It was LAMIA Bolivia’s only operational aircraft.

(Reporting by Daniel Ramos; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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