Plane crash kills president, 4 players from Brazilian soccer club Palmas

25 Janvier, 2021, 09:14 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Four football players were killed in Brazil plane crash

Brazilian club Palmas FR have announced that their club president Lucas Meira and four players have been killed in a plane crash.

The travellers were due to jet out to Goiania, around 500 miles away, with Palmas set to play Vila Nova on Monday in the Copa Verde. The pilot was not identified.

Palmas Futebol e Regatas was founded in 1997 and plays in Brazil's fourth division.

The Brazilian soccer club Palmas lost four players and its president to a plane crash on Sunday.

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

"Unfortunately, we know what this moment of pain is like and we wish that no other group had to feel the same", Chapecoense said in a statement. "Football extends its deepest sympathies to the victims and their families at this hard time", it said on Twitter.

Alejandro Domínguez, the president of South America's football body CONMEBOL, offered his condolences.

"I deeply regret the plane crash that affected Palmas", he said on Twitter. "At this time of grief and consternation, the club asks for prayers for the families to whom it will provide the necessary support, and stresses that, at the appropriate time, it will communicate again".

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