A plane carrying a South American football team has crashed in Colombia killing 25 people.
The flight was carrying the Brazilian side Chapecoense to Medellin airport when it disappeared off radar.
The hero pilot is reported to have opened a fuel door to release fuel and prevent a huge explosion in the seconds after the crash.
There were 72 passengers and 9 crew on board the charter plane, which was taking the 22-man squad to their match against Atletico Nacional.
Officials from Jose Maria Cordova International Airport reported there are at least six survivors in a statement.
However, Medellin’s mayor said there were ‘many survivors’ – including at least two footballers.
Defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Danilo Padilha are reported to be two of the survivors taken to hospital.
Ruschel – who suffered a broken hip and head injuries – was heard asking medics to look after his wedding ring as he arrived at hospital.
A video shared on Twitter claimed to show the moment the plane disappeared from view on flight radar.
The plane reportedly crashed at around 10.15pm local time.
The pilot is believed to have declared an emergency around 10pm local time citing electrical failure.
However, some news outlets have reported that lack of fuel was a factor in the crash.
The jet came down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union, according to Mi Oriente.
Colombia has been hit by heavy storms which are hampering rescue efforts.