Brazil Football: Another plane accident that has happened in Brazilian football. An event much like the Chapecoense misfortune has happened to Palmas Fútbol e Regatas in the 4th division as 4 players and the club president passed away in a plane crash.
The plane was traveling to Goiania, around 800 km away. Palmas was going to play against Vila Nova on Monday in the last 16 of the Copa Verde which is a tournament held for teams other than the popular giants of southern and northeastern Brazil.
The victims are identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule, and Marcus Molinari, as well as the pilot, named Wagner.
The Brazilian national team captain, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, tweeted his sympathies. Palmas was founded in 1997 and play in Brazil’s fourth division.
Consternado com o acidente aéreo que envolveu o piloto do avião, comandante Wagner, o Presidente do @PalmasFutebol Clube, Lucas Meira e os quatro jogadores do clube, Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule Gomes e Marcus Molinares, envio meus sentimentos aos familiares e aos amigos
— Thiago Silva (@tsilva3) January 24, 2021
“Dismayed by the plane crash involving the pilot of the plane, Commander Wagner, the President of the Palmas Football Club, Lucas Meira and the four players of the club, Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule Gomes and Marcus Molinares, I send my feelings to family and friends”
The statement released by the Club
“Palmas Futebol e Regatas informs that, at around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday 24th, there was a plane crash involving the club’s president Lucas Meira, when it was taking off for Goiânia, for the match between Vila Nova and Palmas on Monday 25th in the Copa Verde.”
The plane in which Lucas was with the pilot Wagner and the athletes Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule, and Marcus Molinari, took off and crashed at the end of the runway of the Aviation Association of Tocantins.
We regret to inform you that there are no survivors. 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”