Seat swap may have saved Chapecoense player’s life in plane crash

A Brazilian footballer who survived the air crash that killed most of his team in Colombia last month changed seats at the last minute after a team mate encouraged him to sit beside him, he said on Saturday.

Chapecoense full back Alan Ruschel was sitting near the back of the plane when club director Cadu Gaucho asked him to move on the journey to play in the Copa Sudamericana final.

“Cadu Gaucho asked me to sit further forward and let the journalists sit together at the back,” Ruschel told reporters at his first news conference since the Nov. 28 accident.

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