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Four players and Brazil Club President dies in a plane crash



Palmas players

Four Palmas players and their club president have reportedly died after their plane crashed during takeoff in Brazil on Sunday.


The small plane was transporting the players to Goiania, about 500 miles away for their Brazil Cup match against Vila Nova on Monday in the copa Verde.


The pilot was also reported dead as there were no survivors.

The club in a statement confirmed his 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 said: “The plane took off and crashed at the end of the Tocantinense Aviation Association runway.

“We regret to confirm there are no survivors.”


The Brazil Federation has confirmed that the match has has been Suspended.