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Airline involved in deadly plane crash in Colombia suspended

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 11:44:36-05

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority is indefinitely suspending permission for LaMia airline to operate following the deadly crash of one its charter planes in Colombia.

Officials made the announcement Thursday, and not provide additional details. The LaMia charter flight crashed while approaching Medellin, Colombia, killing all but six of the 77 people on board.

The airline was founded in Venezuela in 2009 but operates in Bolivia.