One of the six overcomers of the plane accident that slaughtered a large portion of the Brazilian football crew Chapecoense in 2016 has passed on in the wake of enduring a heart assault.

Brazilian columnist Rafael Henzel, 45, fallen while playing football with companions on Tuesday. He was taken to clinic yet kicked the bucket not long after.

Chapecoense depicted him as an “image of the club’s recreation”.

The plane conveying 77 individuals, including 19 Chapecoense players, slammed in Colombia in the wake of coming up short on fuel.

An exceedingly regarded writer, Henzel came back to his position at a radio station in the southern city of Chapecó in the wake of recuperating from the 28 November 2016 accident.

“All through his splendid vocation, Rafael recounted to the account of Chapecoense,” the Chapecó club said in a tribute on its site (in Portuguese).

“The green and white pages of this foundation will dependably recollect his case of defeating [adversity] and all that he did.”

How Chapecoense is as yet resisting the chances

A group destroyed

Henzel was planned to cover the match among Chapecoense and Criciúma for national competition Copa do Brasil on Wednesday. Chapecoense has requested that Brazil’s football affiliation defer it.

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Rafael Henzel being transported from Colombia to Brazil in December 2016

The plane conveying Chapecoense was flying from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, to Medellin, in Colombia, where the group were because of play in the last of the Copa Sudamericana.

Addressing the BBC half a month after the accident, Henzel said the travelers had no notice of the looming crash.

“When we were 10-15 minutes from getting, the motors went off on the grounds that the plane had came up short on fuel… I put my safety belt on and I imagined that the motors would return in no time flat. In any case, that didn’t occur.”

Tune in to the meeting

Henzel, who had seven ribs broken, said he couldn’t recollect the snapshot of the accident and that he had been the penultimate traveler to be safeguarded.

“My fantasy was to return to my city, feel the ground under my feet. Furthermore, this at long last occurred. It was a unique minute,” said the columnist, who distributed a book about the accident in 2017.

Different survivors are footballers Alan Ruschel, Helio Zemper Neto and Jakson Follmann, and team individuals Ximena Suarez and Erwin Tumiri.


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