Rio de Janeiro: Four players and the president of Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash on Sunday in the northern state of Tocantins, the team said.
The accident occurred when the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end of the runway while on takeoff, the club said in a statement.
The players were on their way to Goiania, in the central region of the country, to play a match against Vila Nova.
The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, as well as the pilot.
There were no survivors, the club said.