The plane of Brazil's Football Club (FC) Palmas on January 24 crashed near Porto Nacional, a Brazilian municipality in the state of Tocantins, immediately after takeoff.
On board the plane were six people: FC Palmas President Lucas Meira, four football players (Lucas Praxedes, Ranule Molinari, Marcus Molinari, Guilherme Noe), as well as the pilot, Wagner Machado. They all died, the Globo edition reported.
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Causes behind the plane crash are not yet known.
FC Palmas, playing in the country's fourth-strongest division, was to leave for Goiania for a match with FC Vila Nova.
Tragédia! Avião ✈️ que transportava o Presidente do #Palmas Lucas Meira, os atletas Lucas Praxedes, Ranule, Marcus Molinari, Guilherme Noé, além do comandante, caiu. Nao há sobreviventes! O destino seria Goiânia, para enfrentar o Vila Nova nesta segunda, pela Copa Verde. #lutopic.twitter.com/948i1AIIVe— Brenno Beretta (@BrennoBeretta) January 24, 2021