Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters

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Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters

A charter plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense club team crashed Monday night, killing 75 on board with only six survivors, including three players. The soccer team was on its way to Medellin to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final when the flight went down in bad weather just outside of the Colombian city. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time many members of a sports team perished in an air disaster. But it's the first since a charter plane carrying a KHL team crashed in Russia, killing all aboard, in 2011.

In chronological order, this list looks back at 10 of the Worst Sports Disasters, limited to those where the main tragedy was accidental. That means the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is not on this list, nor the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972, both of which were acts of terrorism.

(Compiled by Brian Colella)

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