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[翻译]AS IT IS - Plane Carrying Football Team From Brazil Crashes in Colombia

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-11-30 09:34:36

At least 76 people were killed when an airplane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed Monday night in Colombia.

一架搭载着一支巴西足球队的飞机周一晚上在哥伦比亚坠毁,造成至少76人遇难。

A Colombian police commander said five of the 81 people on the chartered plane survived. The aircraft was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members.

一位哥伦比亚警察指挥官表示,这趟包机上的81名乘客中有5人幸免于难。飞机上搭载了72名乘客和9名机组人员。

The team was on its way to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana football competition at the time of the crash. The sport is called soccer in the United States.

事故发生之时,这支球队正在前去参加南美杯足球比赛决赛的路上。这项运动在美国被称之为soccer。

The plane came down in a mountainous area near the city of Medellin. The flight had started in Bolivia.

这架飞机在麦德林市附近的山区坠毁,这次飞行是从玻利维亚起飞。

The aircraft’s owner was identified as LaMia, a small Venezuelan airline company. Officials said the plane, a British Aerospace 146, was designed for short flights. The crew reported an electrical failure and declared an emergency at 2200 hours local time (0300 GMT).

这架飞机被确认隶属于委内瑞拉小型航空公司拉米亚(LaMia)公司。有关官员表示,这架飞机是英国航宇公司146型号,是为短途航班设计的。机组报告了电气故障并在当地时间22点(格林威治时间3点)宣布进入紧急状态。

Colombian officials are investigating what happened. The head of the country’s civil aviation agency said he cannot rule out the possibility that the plane used up all its fuel before the crash.

哥伦比亚官员正在调查这次事故。该国民航局局长声称不能排除飞机在坠毁前燃料用尽的可能性。

The plane was carrying the Chapecoense football team, from the small city of Chapeco in southern Brazil. Chapecoense was to have played Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.

这架飞机搭载着沙佩科恩斯队,从巴西南部小城沙佩科起飞。沙佩科恩斯队本应于周三参加南美杯决赛两回合比赛的首轮比赛,同麦德林国民竞技队进行较量。

The mayor of Chapeco said he and other officials just missed joining the team and reporters on the flight to Colombia. They instead decided to take a commercial airline flight.

沙佩科市长表示,他和其他官员恰巧错过了同球员和记者一起飞往哥伦比亚。他们转而决定乘坐商业航班前往。

I’m Christopher Jones-Cruise.

Words in This Story

chartered – adj. hired for temporary use; a charter flight is one that is arranged for a specific use by a team or group and is not a regularly-scheduled flight.

mayor – n. the top official of a city, town of village

commercial – adj. of or related to business