>> A day of mourning in Brazil as the bodies of the soccer players killed this week in a plane crash are received with honor. Members of the Air Force tasked Saturday with unloading 50 coffins from airplanes, the remains now heading to a stadium for a mass public viewing.
The stadium at Chapeco, a rural town, usually a place for cheering on the local team now turned into a massive funeral home. Onlookers drenched by the morning rain showing their support at the airport by wearing team colors of green and white. Only six members of the Chapecoense survived the plane crash Monday, in which 71 people were killed when the plane ran out of fuel and smashed into the Columbian hillside.
This was supposed to be their shining moment. The team was on its way to play in the Copa Sul-Americana. Instead, family members and an entire country are grieving their tragic loss.>>