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Video shows Sisy Arias preparing to co-pilot for 1st time before Colombia plane crash

By WITW Staff on December 2, 2016

Footage has emerged of victims of the Colombia plane crash giving interviews in the ill-fated plane before take-off — among them Sisy Arias, a 29-year-old Bolivian woman who was preparing for her first flight as a civilian co-pilot. Arias, who is also a well-known model, spoke of her pride in the airline and its role in transporting Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense to the Copa Sudamericana final in Medellin.

“One thing that is very important to know is that the team is using a Bolivian airline to take them to Medellin, even though they are a Brazilian team,” said Arias.

Arias was one of 71 people killed when flight LMI2933 crashed — only six survived the disaster, including three of Chapecoense players.

In the wake of the crash, Aria’s father, Jorge Arias, a high-profile journalist, expressed his grief at the loss of his daughter.

“I hope God will keep her in his glory. My girl, I love you, I loved you and I will always love you,” he said. “Love, I do not know what my life will be without you. Sisyta, my girl forever.”

“Dear sister, I’m going to miss you for the rest of my life,” added Sisy’s brother. “I have no words to express all the pain and emptiness I feel.”

Watch the interview below.

Read the full story at The Sun.


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