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Colombia probe finds jetliner ran out of fuel before crash

  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia. In a Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 statement, Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed just outside of Medellin with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel. Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia. In a Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 statement, Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed just outside of Medellin with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel. Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia. In a Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 statement, Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed just outside of Medellin with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel. Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia. In a Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 statement, Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed just outside of Medellin with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel. Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)  (The Associated Press)

Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel.

Monday's statement by the Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence.

The British Aerospace 146 operated by the Bolivia-based LaMia charter company crashed as it was trying to approach the airport in Medellin, Colombia, while carrying a Brazilian soccer team on Nov. 28. Seventy-one people died and six survived.