BRAZIL – Four Palmas players and their club president have died after their plane crashed on take-off in Brazil on Sunday.
The small aircraft was carrying the players to Goiania, around 500 miles away for their Brazilian cup game against Vila Nova on Monday in the Copa Verde.
The pilot was reported dead as there were no survivors.
The club in a statement confirmed their death, adding that president Lucas Meira, as well as players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule, and Marcus Molinari, all died, including the pilot, named as Wagner.
The statement read: “The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association.
“We regret to confirm there are no survivors.”