5 killed, 4 injured in plane crash in Portugal


Portugal, April 18th 2017 : Five people have been killed and four others injured after a small Swiss-registered airplane crashed near a supermarket in a residential area on the outskirts of Portuguese capital Lisbon on Monday, local media reported.

The crash took pace around 11 a.m. local time near Lido supermarket at Tires, Cascais, some 20 km west of Lisbon, killing five people including a Swiss pilot and three French passengers on board and a Portuguese truck driver on ground. Four others were slightly injured in the crash.

The plane, which arrived in Portugal on Friday and is flying to Marselille, France, exploded in the air and crashed shortly after taking off from the Tires airport.
Fire and smokes were seen rising on the scene after the plane crashed into a truck beside the supermarket. Around 50 rescue workers are taking part in the rescue operation.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on the site and the rescue operation is underway in the residential area.

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