- A footballer is now fighting for his life in hospital after a tragic plane crash
- A devout Christian who managed to survive the crash was reading the Bible when in the air
- His Bible was found at the scene of crash that killed almost the entire football team and staff members
Helio Neto, a player from a Brazilian football team Chapocoense, was among those six people - three footballers, two crew and a journalist - who survived the plane crash that took place on Tuesday, November 29.
It turned out that a footballer was reading a Bible passage about "being safe in the shadow of God's wings " while the plane was carrying them to Colombia for a regional tournament final.
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The footballer's bible was found among the wreckage of the plane at the scene of the crash and then handed over to the his wife Simone.
A bookmark had been inserted next to Psalm 63, which reads in part: "On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night; Because you have been my help.
Then I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings. My soul follows you closely; Your right hand upholds me."
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Local media describes Helio, who is still in critical condition in hospital, as a deeply religious person who always takes the scared book with him wherever he goes.
Semione commented on her husband's faith and habit to take the bible everywhere:
"It's the first thing he takes when he travels, and here are his annotations, I'm very grateful to have it back."
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Shockingly but on the morning of the flight Helio told his wife that he had seen a dream about the plane crashing.
So far, the Chapecoense centre back has undergone extensive surgery on his lungs, skull, knees and wrists. His family hope that he will make a full recovery soon.