Tragedy struck Brazilian soccer club Palmas on Sunday when four players and the president of the club died in a plane crash, the club announced.
“The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association,” the club said via Reuters. “We regret to report there are no survivors.”
The small plane took off from the Tocantinense Aviation Association, a small airfield near Palmas, on Sunday to bring club president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari to a game in Goiania. The club said that the pilot, who they only identified as Wagner, also died.
Palmas, a fourth-tier club, was set to play a Brazilian cup game against Vila Nova on Monday. The trip from Palmas to Goiania is about 500 miles. According to the Daily Mail, the Brazilian Football Confederation has postponed the game.
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