LA PAZ, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian authorities has detained the CEO of Lamia Airline, whose plane crashed last week in Colombia and killed 71 people, including nearly all of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense.
Gustavo Vargas and two other employees of the Bolivia-based airline were taken to a prosecutor's office in Santa Cruz for questioning, said the state-run Bolivian Information Agency on Tuesday.
Three days after the Nov. 28 crash, Bolivia's Public Works Ministry suspended Lamia Airline's license and launched an investigation into its owners.
A leaked audio has revealed that the aircraft ran out of fuel before crashing into a Colombian hillside.
Celia Castedo, a Bolivian air traffic official, who is currently seeking asylum in Brazil, said she warned the pilot of the fuel problem before departure.
Bolivian authorities on Tuesday demanded Brazil expel Castedo, saying she illegally bypassed migration controls on her way out of the country in an attempt to flee justice.