Four players and president of Brazilian club Palmas killed in plane crash (See Photos)


Four players and the president of Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash in the northern state of Tocantins on Sunday.

The accident occurred when the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end of the runway while on take-off, the club reported in a statement.

The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, as well as the pilot. There were no survivors.

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They were on their way to the central region of Goiania to play a cup match against Vila Nova, and were traveling separately to the rest of the team because they had tested positive for Covid-19.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

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The statement did not identify the type of plane.📸:Daily Mail

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