Four players and the president of the 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 runaway while on take-off, the club reported in a statement.
The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and the players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule, and Marcus Molinari, as well as the pilot. there were no survivors.
The players were on their way to play a match against Vila Nova, a team in the Central Region of the country.
Palmas Futebol was founded in 1997 and plays in Brazil’s fourth division.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known. the statement did not identify the type of plane.
source: Sky sports