The crash south of Medellin, Colombia, killed 71 of the 77 people aboard, including most of the Chapecoense team and 20 sports journalists.
The Brazilian Football Confederation has called for seven days of mourning.
It took off from the Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
It reported "electrical failures" and crashed soon after near the city of Medellin, its destination, officials said. Rain hampered dozens of rescuers as they combed the muddy and forested area, Reuters noted.
He also said Brazilian Air Force planes have been made available for relatives of the victims to travel to Colombia and for the transfer of the bodies to Brazil. A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed after declaring an electrical failure, killing almost all aboard.
In addition to three soccer players, the other survivors were identified as flight attendant Ximena Suarex, crew member Erwin Tumiri and journalist Rafael Valmorbida.
"I have just seen the plane and given the state it is in, it is a miracle that six people survived", said Perez, the regional governor.
"What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy", Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said from the search and rescue command centre.
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"It's like the whole city has died", one senior official reportedly said. He was in touch with some of his family members in Colombia Tuesday and believes the whole continent is reeling from the crash.
The Colombian team that was scheduled to play Brazil's ill-fated Chapecoense team in a South American championship said it's offering the title to the rivals whose plane has crashed.
Chapecoense was in the middle of a fairy tale season, entering Brazil's top league in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and making it last week into South America's equivalent to the Europa League.
"The clubs understand that this is a moment for unity, support and help to Chapecoense", they said in a statement, adding that other clubs would join the initiative.
In Brazil, president Michel Temer says he is shocked.
In a joint statement, Brazilian first division football teams have offered to lend players to Chapecoense free of charge, and asked the league to protect the club from relegation for the next three years.
Ruschel's wife, Amanda, said via Instagram that her husband was in stable condition. The Planalto Palace in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, was lighted up in the team's green color in a sign of solidarity.
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Henderson is survived by her children; Barbara, Joseph, Robert and Lizzie, their respective spouses, and five grandchildren. The actress, 82, continued with her daily lifestyle and activities. "I'll miss u dearly." she wrote on Twitter.