Plane crash kills four players from Brazilian club


Tragedy struck as the president of Brazilian fourth-tier club Palmas, and four of the team’s players died in a plane crash, the club announced on Sunday evening.

The small plane was taking the team to a domestic cup game from Tocantins heading towards Goiania before it crashed moments after leaving the runway.

A club statement named the president as Lucas Meira, and the footballers as Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari. The pilot also died in the crash.

“Palmas Futebol e Regatas hereby announces that at around 8.15 am on this Sunday, 24th, there was an air accident involving the president of the club Lucas Meira, when he was taking off to Goiânia, for the match between Vila Nova x Palmas on Monday 25, valid for the Green Cup,” the club said in a statement.

“The plane on which Lucas was with Commander Wagner and athletes Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, took off and crashed at the end of the runway of the Tocantins Association of Aviation.

“We regret to inform you that there are no survivors.

“In this moment of pain and dismay, the club asks for prayers for the relatives to whom it will provide the necessary support, and emphasises that in due time it will speak again.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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