Messi, Argentina national team players escaped death on ill-fated plane two weeks earlier

1141, messi escaped death on plane

It has emerged that the Argentine senior national team comprising of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero escaped death while flying on the ill-fated Bolivian LaMia plane just two weeks before it crashed, killing 75.

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The players and officials of the football national team had flown on the plane on November 11, from Brazil to Argentine capital Buenos Aires, after the team’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil.

Report says the ill-fated flight was airborne for four hours and four minutes, and had just an 18 minute margin for error before landing safely.

It says the super stars were just 18 minutes from death when they flew on the doomed flight, adding that the aircraft could fly with a full fuel tank for just four hours and 22 minutes.

The same plane crashed into a mountainside on November 28, chartered by Brazilian club AF Chapecoense.

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