Sad news out of central Brazil have confirmed five deaths at Segunda division side, Palmas FC.
According to the report from SkySports, Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari all lost their lives on Sunday.
The airplane is believed to have fallen to the ground just after trying to take off on a runaway in the state of Tocantis.
FIFA offers its condolences after a plane crash tragically claimed six lives in Brazil - including five members of Palmas Futebol e Regatas. Football extends its deepest sympathies to the victims and their families at this difficult time.— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 24, 2021
The disturbing event becomes the second airplane tragedy in football since the death of Argentina's Emmiliano Sala in January 2019 on his way from France to England.
"Four players and president of Brazilian club Palmas killed in plane crash. The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, as well as the pilot; the accident occurred when the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end of the runway while on take-off, " Sky confirmed.
The players were traveling to play a match against Vila Nova in Goiânia.