NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Six Fox Sports Brazil employees are among the dead in a plane crash near Medellin, Colombia, announced News Corp and 21st Century Fox executives Rupert Murodch, Lachlan Murdoch and James Murdoch.
"The families, friends and colleagues of those affected are deep in our thoughts at this difficult time," The Murdochs said in a memo to 21st Century Fox employees. "We are doing everything we can to help manage the situation and take care of all of our people and the families impacted by this tragedy. In support of these efforts, we are setting up a fund in honor of our colleagues. More details to come.
Deva Pascovicci, Mario Sergio, Paulo Julio Clement, Victorino Chermont, Rodrigo Santana and Lilacio Junior were killed along with 65 other passengers.
Six people survived.
The plane was carrying a Brazilian first division soccer team on its way to the finals of a South American championship late Monday night.
With the Associated Press