UPDATE: Pilot in Colombia crash said plane was out of fuel

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(AP) The pilot of a chartered plane with 77 people aboard told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel moments before crashing into the Andes.

Rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of an airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday November. 29, 2016. The chartered plane was carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history when it crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
Rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of an airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday November. 29, 2016. The chartered plane was carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history when it crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

A recording from the air traffic tower leaked to W Radio shows the pilot of the British-built jet repeatedly requesting permission to land due to a “total electric failure” and lack of fuel.

A female controller can be heard giving instructions as the aircraft loses speed and altitude about 8 miles from the Medellin airport. Just before going silent the pilot says he’s flying at an altitude at 9,000 feet.

W Radio didn’t say how it obtained the recordings. But they would seem to confirm the account of a pilot on a nearby commercial flight.

Monday’s crash killed all but six of the people aboard, including most members of the Chapecoense soccer team from Brazil.

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