Rio de Janeiro (AP) —Four players and president of Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash in northern Tocantins on Sunday, the team said.
The club reported in a statement that an accident had occurred when the plane suddenly fell to the ground at the end of the runway during takeoff.
The players headed to Goiania in the central part of the country and played against Vila Nova.
Victims were identified as President Lucas Meila, Lucas Praxedis, Guierme Noe, Lanur, Marcus Molinari, and pilots. According to the club, there were no survivors.
Palmas Futebol e Regatas was founded in 1997 and plays in Brazil’s fourth division.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known. The statement did not specify the type of plane.
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