Chapecoense air crash: Colombia plane 'ran out of fuel' Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. The plane had no fuel on impact, an official said, corroborating audio of the pilot asking to land because of a fuel shortage and electric failure. The capital Bogota was mentioned on the flight plan as a possible refuelling stop, but the plane did not land there. The plane plunged into a mountainside near Medellin late on Monday. Only six of the 77 people on board the plane survived.
"Having been able to do an inspection of all of the remains and parts of the plane, we can affirm clearly that the aircraft did not have fuel at the moment of impact," civil aviation chief Alfredo Bocanegra told a news conference. Freddy Bonilla, another aviation official, said regulations stipulated that aircraft must have 30 minutes of fuel in reserve to reach an alternative airport in an emergency, but "in this case the plane did not have" it. Refuelling stops. Darryl Jones: The unknown Stone. Image copyright Reuters As The Rolling Stones prepare to release an album paying homage to the black blues musicians who inspired them, is it time their long-serving black bass player won more recognition?
Darryl Jones has been with The Rolling Stones for more than two decades now but never appears in official band photographs. He has played on just about everything they have recorded since 1994, including the band's new album, Blue and Lonesome, and is an integral part of their live show. But when the time comes to take a bow, Jones often melts into the background with the other members of the Stones' touring band. The four core members - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - always take centre stage. Does the bass player, an American roughly two decades younger than his British band mates, still feel like the new boy? "I don't think that really ever goes away," he says, laughing. Image copyright Getty Images Darryl Jones "It has not really come up very often," he says. Untitled. Untitled. White Helmets backlash after Mannequin Challenge video.
It is an achingly familiar scene. An injured man lies in the rubble as two members of the Syria Civil Defence group - known as the White Helmets - come to his aid, another apparent victim of Syria's bloody civil war. But all is not as it seems. The man and the White Helmets appear frozen. The whole scene is in fact posed. The men are performing their version of the Mannequin Challenge in a video released by activists from the Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) "to raise awareness of the suffering of the Syrian people".
Nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the White Helmets comprise roughly 3,000 volunteer rescue workers in rebel-held areas. Since 2013, they have searched for survivors in the aftermath of the deadly air strikes raining down on Syria's towns and cities, saving thousands of lives. They say they are non-partisan and a regular source of video and eyewitness accounts from the thick of the fighting. Image copyright Twitter/@RussiaConnects. Squeeze on living standards 'worse than after financial crisis'