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Players, president die in Brazilian plane crash

The president of Palmas football club and four of its players were killed on Sunday when a small plane taking them to a Brazilian cup game crashed on take-off.

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The fourth-tier club said president Lucas Meira, along with players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, all died. The pilot, named only as Wagner, was also killed.

“The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association,” the club said. “We regret to report there are no survivors.”

The unthinkable fate of Chapecoense

The plane was heading to Goiania, around 800 km (500 miles) away, where Palmas were due to play Vila Nova on Monday in the last 16 of the Copa Verde, a tournament reserved for teams outside the traditional powerhouses of southern and northeastern Brazil.

The club did not say what kind of a plane was involved in the air accident, which was just the latest to hit Brazilian football in recent years.

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In 2016, almost the entire Chapecoense squad were killed when a plane taking them to the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia crashed on a hillside outside Medellin.

Two years earlier, former Internacional captain Fernandao died when his helicopter crashed in the state of Goias.

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