Brazil Plane Crash Leaves No Survivors

Brazil Plane Crash Leaves No Survivors

Brazil plane crash. image: @carlostorres

Brazil Plane Crash Leaves No Survivors.

THE small aircraft reportedly came down soon after take-off with five passengers on board. The president of UD Las Palmas, Lucas Meira, and four players, Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, including the pilot, named only as Wagner, were all killed in the crash.

A statement released by the club read: “The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association, we regret to report there were no survivors.” The president of the club and the group were on their way to Goiania, which is 500 miles away. Palmas were set to play Vila Nova on Monday, Jan. 25, in the Copa Verde. The tournament is aimed at teams outside the traditional powerhouses of southern and northeastern Brazil.

The Brazillian Football confederation confirmed the cup tie had been postponed and expressed their deep sorrow on hearing the news today.

Not the first Brazilain football tragedy

Palmas did not say what type of plane was involved in the accident. This, however, is just the latest air tragedy to befall Brazilian football in recent years.

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