A video filmed in the cockpit of the plane that crashed in Colombia earlier this week shows the young co-pilot talking excitedly in the lead up to take off.
Sisy Arias, 29, was co-piloting her first civilian flight and was among the 71 people, including all but two of a popular Brazilian football team, who died when it went down after a suspected fuel shortage.
“We are ready to offer them the best service,” she told a reporter in the video, which also features a number of other airline staff.
“One thing that is very important to know is that the team is using a Bolivian airline to take them to Medellin, even though they are a Brazilian team”.
Another co-pilot described them as “a great team at the bottom that had managed to climb up and now they are in the final.”
“It is the second time we transport them. The first time was when they reached the quarterfinals. They are going with a lot of hope and with a lot of luck. I think we’ll return with good results.”