One of the worst sports tragedies of the decade, the Chapecoense team plane crash, left many football fans around the world in a state of shock. There was, however, a glimmer of hope for six of the survivors who were reportedly taken to the hospital.
One of those survivors, Alan Ruschel, has finally spoken on video for the first time. Ruschel had shared a lot of videos and selfies while on the first leg of the plane journey without knowing that he was documenting a tragic flight which would kill most of his team.
Watch here, as he speaks out for the first time since the crash.
This is what he says in the short interaction: “People of Brazil and the entire world, I’m going to tell you about my recovery.”
He then goes on to explain how he is recovering after the fatal plane crash. “I’m Alan Ruschel. I wanted to tell you that my recovery is going very well. Very soon I’ll be in Brazil to complete it. I wanted to thank everyone who’s sent me their love and support. I just wanted to thank everyone. Thank you very much.”
71 people died in the horrific plane crash and Alan Ruschel in that sense is one of the luckiest persons on the planet right now. We wish him a speedy recovery and an eventual return to the field soon.