Two die after aircraft makes emergency landing on Portuguese beach

Two die after aircraft makes emergency landing on Portuguese beach
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A small airplane made an emergency landing on a popular, crowded beach near Lisbon on Wednesday. Two people were killed.

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A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy beach in Almada, south of Lisbon, on Wednesday, killing two people.

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.

An eyewitness shared photos of a crowd forming around the plane.

Fida se acaba de cair um aviao na praia matou uma pessoa pic.twitter.com/U6ZaBppM4Y

— Joao Quadros (@omalestafeito) August 2, 2017

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.

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