The players who were tested positive for COVID-19 were travelling separately in a plane.
The players were travelling in a separate plane after testing positive for Coronavirus.
According to the reports, the plane fell on the ground suddenly at the end of the runway during takeoff in the northern state of Tocantins. The pilot also lost his life during the crash.
The footballers were travelling to Goiania in the central region of the country to play a math against Vila Nova.
“The players were travelling in a separate plane because they had tested positive for Coronaviru,” club spokesperson Izabela Martins.
The deceased were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme No, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, the club said. However, no name of the pilot surfaced so far and there was not even a single survivor. The cause of the accident was also not known yet.
Palmas Futebol e Regatas was established in 1997 which plays in Brazil’s fourth division.