A plane carrying a South American football team has crashed in Colombia – killing 75 of the 81 people on board.
The plane was carrying the Brazilian side Chapecoense to Medellin airport when it fell from the sky after suffering electrical problems.
The jet split in two when it crashed in mountains shortly at around 10pm local time (3am UK time), shortly before it was due to land.
The hero pilot is reported to have opened a fuel door to release fuel and prevent a huge explosion.
There were 72 passengers and nine crew on board the charter plane, which was taking the 22-man squad to their match against Atletico Nacional.
Police commander José Acevedo told local media 74 people died at the scene and one person on their way to hospital.
There were just six survivors – one of whom was found alive in the wreckage by rescue crews.
Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Cléber Santana was the first player confirmed to have died by authorities.
The 35-year-old played 37 times for the La Liga giants between 2007 and 2010.
Santana also played for Spanish side Real Mallorca and signed for Chapecoense last year.
Earlier, Mayor of Medellin Federico Gutierrez said: “This is a tragedy. we have pictures of the plane, which broke in two.
“We thank God the plane did not fall in an urban area because it could have been an even greater tragedy.”
Defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeepers Danilo Padilha and Jakson Follmann are reported to be three of the survivors taken to hospital.