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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Plane Crash in Colombia

On behalf of the United States, we extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who died in today’s tragic crash of LaMia flight 2933 near Medellin, Colombia.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving players and staff of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team as well as to all of the others touched by this tragedy.  The American people stand with the people of Brazil and Colombia in this difficult moment.