Two die after aircraft makes emergency landing on Portuguese beach

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Two die after aircraft makes emergency landing on Portuguese beach

<p>A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy beach in Almada, south of Lisbon, on Wednesday, killing two people.</p> <p>The plane came down on Sao Joao da Caparica beach, hitting a 30-year-old man and a five-year-old girl, according to Portuguese reports. The two pilots on board were unharmed and were being questioned by authorities.</p> <p>An eyewitness shared photos of a crowd forming around the plane.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr">Fida se acaba de cair um aviao na praia matou uma pessoa <a href="https://t.co/U6ZaBppM4Y">pic.twitter.com/U6ZaBppM4Y</a></p>— Joao Quadros (@omalestafeito) <a href="https://twitter.com/omalestafeito/status/892775013572632576">August 2, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Sao Joao de Caparica beach is one of the closest to Lisbon and draws big crowds in August, when the Portuguese take their main summer holidays.</p>